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Nepal: Exporting certified and fair-trade essential oils

General information
Project location: Nawalparasi Area, Nepal
Consortium: Deg and Astier Demarest SA and Chaudhary Biosys Nepal Pvt. Ltd.
Project Budget: € 402,583
External financing: PPP
Project period: September 2011 – September 2014

A client of Advance Consulting is exporting a range of organic essential oils from Nepal to Europe. After concluding a long-term purchasing contract with a French buyer, the Nepalese company decided to invest in its product range and quantity.

For this purpose we assisted the partners to develop a plan of co-operation and to obtain funding for the realisation of their targets. The activities to be supported by a grant of close to Euro 200,000 include:

  • extensive training and capacity building programme for herb farmers and collectors;
  • establishment of a pilot cultivation and distillation unit;
  • setting up of a quality management system with administration system for organic and Fair Trade certification.

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