The German organic market is the second largest in the world so it’s no surprise that the Atlantic Food Export producers are focussed on supplying some of the €10 billion German consumers spend on organic food each year. Under the coordination of Chamber of Commerce of Seville, is participating in BIOFACH2020 , the world’s biggest organic trade fair taking place in February 2020 in Nuremberg. The project will participate with its own stand with 7 co-exhibitor companies active in Atlantic Food Export: Ötzibrew (North Ireland), Ice Cube Tea (Wales), La Cultivada (Spain), Semper Tea (Spain), La Newyorkina (Spain), Cordeiro’s Farm (Portugal), and Yogan (Portugal). In parallel to the stand exhibitions, the participating companies will receive support from the project to set meetings with other organic food producers and distributors participating in this fair.
Otzibrew is a Northern Irish company specialising in functional mushrooms, founder Tricia McNeilly says, “through BIOFACH we are exploring the potential of exporting to the German market as a gateway to the European market.” Huw Edwards of Ice Cube Tea from Cardiff in Wales explains their interest, “As a family company we pride ourselves on producing healthy, organic & sustainable Iced Teas – we always aim to generate relationships with customers that share the same values. As the largest organic market in Europe and a gateway to the Nordic Countries, Germany is a pivotal and vital area. It’s true to say that politically we are living through very uncertain times but by developing close relationships with like-minded customers we believe we can overcome such obstacles.”