Our track record

NovoTRADE and its founding partner, TWIN, are nowadays mainly geographically focused on Africa and Latin America, due to historical reasons and the accumulated experience of staff. Recently, NovoTRADE has concluded an agreement with Agro Eco, a consultancy specialized in the organic production chain throughout the world.

NovoTRADE's focus is on:

Project and trade development

  We co-operate in and stimulate the development of innovative trade relations.

Credit and financing

  We offer mediation in finding affordable credit and working capital.

Management support and organisational development

  We support organisations of small-scale farmers and entrepreneurs in their work toward solutions to organisational and managerial problems, so they can become reliable, accountable and commercially viable trading partners.

Apart from local market development, most products are exported to Europe and North America. For a number of European companies, financial organisations, NGOs and governments NovoTRADE has carried out project evaluations, feasibility studies and, of course, actual trade development.

NovoTRADE product development is mainly centered on cocoa, coffee, nuts and tropical fruits at present. Investigations in cotton, tropical hardwood and ornamental carpets are foreseen.

Agro Eco is mainly focused on production aspects. TWIN and NovoTRADE are linked to the trade aspects of these commodities and the mainstream marketing and distribution of processed goods through independent fair trade companies. Products include coffee (through Cafédirect Ltd.), chocolate (through Day’s Chocolate Company Ltd.) and tropical fruits (through AgroFair b.v.). These trading activities are accompanied by collateral support activities as mentioned above.

Product development and service

Africa

Country   NovoTRADE   TWIN   Agro Eco
Benin Cashews
management support + organisational developmentproject + trade developmentcredit + financing
   
Burkina Faso Cashews
Fruit
   
Cameroon Cocoa
Coffee
Cocoa
Coffee
management support + organisational developmentcredit + financing
 
Comoro Islands     Vanilla
Côte d’Ivoire Pineapples    
Egypt     Cotton
Eritrea   Groundnuts
project + trade development
 
Gambia   Groundnuts  
Ghana Fruit Cocoa
management support + organisational developmentproject + trade developmentcredit + financing
 
Kenya Coffee Coffee  
Mali Fruit    
Morocco Citrus   Dates
Herbs
Mozambique Cashews   Cashews
Cotton
Niger Neem    
Sierra Leone Cocoa
management support + organisational development
Cocoa
management support + organisational development
 
South Africa Fruit    
Tanzania Coffee
management support + organisational development
Coffee
Cotton
management support + organisational developmentcredit + financing
Cocoa
Sugar cane
Tunisia     Dates
Uganda   Coffee
Cotton
management support + organisational developmentproject + trade developmentcredit + financing
Cocoa
Coffee
Cotton
Sesame
Zimbabwe   Cotton
Tea
management support + organisational development
Cotton
Oil seeds
  NovoTRADE TWIN Agro Eco
 

Asia

Country   NovoTRADE   TWIN   Agro Eco
Afghanistan Carpets    
China     Cotton
India management support + organisational development Cotton Cotton
Oil seeds
Peanuts
Tea
Israel     Fruit
Vegetables
Kazakhstan     Potatoes
Cerials
Milk
Palestine Citrus    
Philippines     Rice
Bananas
Coconut
Sri Lanka     Tea
Thailand     Rice
Ukraine     Fruit
Vegetables
Uzbekistan     Vegetables
  NovoTRADE TWIN Agro Eco
 

Latin America

Country   NovoTRADE   TWIN   Agro Eco
Argentina     Corn
Cotton
Fruit
Wine
Soybeans
Sunflower 
Bolivia Brazil nuts   Palomino
Brazil Timber   Cashews
Cocoa
Coffee
Sugar 
Colombia Coffee Coffee  
Costa Rica Coffee Coffee
Sugar
Bananas
Coffee
Cocoa
Ornamental plants
Rice
Sugar
Dominican Republic Coffee
Fruit
management support + organisational development
Coffee
Cocoa
management support + organisational development
 
Ecuador Fruit
management support + organisational developmentproject + trade development
   
El Salvador Coffee Cashews
management support + organisational development
 
Guatemala Coffee
credit + financing
  Cashews
Haiti   Coffee
management support + organisational development
 
Honduras Coffee
Fruit
   
Nicaragua Coffee
Timber
management support + organisational developmentcredit + financing
Coffee
management support + organisational developmentcredit + financing
 
Mexico Coffee
management support + organisational developmentproject + trade developmentcredit + financing
Coffee
Body scrubs
management support + organisational developmentcredit + financing
Animals
Coffee
Fruit
Vegetables 
Paraguay     Coffee
Peanuts
Sunflower
Soybeans
Peru Coffee
Fruit
Handicrafts
credit + financing
Brazil nuts
Coffee
management support + organisational developmentproject + trade developmentcredit + financing
Cotton
Suriname Fruit    
  NovoTRADE TWIN Agro Eco

Key:

management support + organisational development = management support & organisational development
project + trade development = project & trade development
credit + financing = credit
email: info@novotrade.nl
last updated: 20 october 2000
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