The effect of changing quinoa prices in Bolivia: perspectives from consumers and farmers

By Jenneke van Vliet* and Freek Jan Koekoek In the first decade of the 21st century the millennial Andean food crop quinoa became known to the world as ‘superfood’: a gluten-free pseudo-cereal that contains all the essential amino-acids for human beings and a high content of proteins and minerals. As a consequence, we witnessed an … Read more

Unstable supply stimulates new business strategies for Processed Fruit and Vegetable (PFV) industry

As a result of adverse weather the processed fruits and vegetables industry faces major challenges in the supply of raw material, and more businesses choose to take primary production in their own hands. This is one of the main trends mentioned by the expert participants during the PFV Focus Group meeting organised by CBI. Many … Read more

Come meet us at SIAL 2016

Mercadero will be present at SIAL 2016, supporting international companies in their trade fair participation at this food innovation exhibition. SIAL 2016 will take place from 16 – 20 October in Paris. We will be coaching clients from Indonesia and the Philippines.  PT Yuasa Berkah Makmur from Indonesia and Cocoplus Aquarian Development Corporation and KF … Read more