If your company produces, processes or trades in Southern African natural products, then becoming a member of PhytoTrade Africa can help you grow your business. We also welcome as members research institutions, government agencies, NGOs and individuals with a shared interest in the natural products trade.
Benefits of membership include:
PhytoTrade Africa gives you opportunities to promote your products at the top trade fairs around the world at a low, subsidised cost.
Our team in Europe is there to represent your interests. They can negotiate directly with your buyers, update you on market developments and guide you through the export process.
We let you know about trends, forecasts and prices as well as who’s buying what, in which quantities, and for how much. We also keep you informed as to what’s new in the African natural products sector.
PhytoTrade Africa helps you to research and develop new products. We can source technical literature and information on patents and legislation, as well as putting you in touch with the right facilities and partners for your R&D needs. We can also help you access grant funding to turn your ideas into profits. As a member, you will have access to a database of the latest research and development news in the Southern African natural products sector.
We can provide you and your producers with training in a wide variety of skills from sustainable harvesting and processing through to business development and marketing.
PhytoTrade Africa has a dedicated programme to help members achieve organic certification and target the growing and profitable global market for organic goods.
Do you need help with finding the right production technology? Are you unsure about the quality standards in the markets you are targeting? Are you looking for partners overseas? Do you need to understand the laws relating to Intellectual Property Rights? Whatever your question, as a member of PhytoTrade Africa you will have access to our team of dedicated specialists who are always on hand to guide you.
PhytoTrade Africa represents the Southern African natural products industry on the international stage. We monitor policy developments around the world that affect our members and work continuously to open up global markets to your products.
You will have the opportunity to join other members on exchange visits around the region to learn about the latest harvesting, processing, production and marketing techniques.
Membership of PhytoTrade Africa gives you excellent networking opportunities and the ability to meet, share experiences and explore business opportunities with other organisations involved in the natural products industry in Southern Africa.