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Lost supplier

Ukraine and Russia provided more than a quarter of the globally traded wheat. Bottlenecks in global supply are now threatening.

food supply

Broken chains

Agricultural giant Brazil, whose export business is dominated by soya, corn and coffee, is feeling the effects of the war in Ukraine.

raw material from Africa

Marula: Versatile and promising

Issue 94 - spring 2022
Oil obtained from the kernels of the African marula fruit is increasingly being used in care and cosmetic products.


Waiting for marula bars

Magazine 94 – Spring 2022
The South African Cyril Lombard works on the further development and internationalization of the marula sector in Africa.


Sought-after raw material for the cosmetics industry

Issue 94 - spring 2022
Udo Reinhardt imports marula oil from Namibia through his company Aurum Africa and supplies it to the European cosmetics industry.

Planet Palm

Fatal fat

Issue 91 - summer 2021
Jocelyn C. Zuckerman describes in a short and interesting way how palm oil became the most widely used vegetable oil on earth.

Raw Materials

Baobab: Africa's superfruit

Issue 91 - summer 2021
Africa's imposing baobab trees thrive in harsh conditions and can live for more than a thousand years. Its vitamin and fiber-rich fruits - in powder form - are being consumed more and more frequently in Europe and the USA. But baobab has not yet made its big market breakthrough.


If Oprah Winfrey pushes baobab, we're ready!

Issue 91 - summer 2021
Gus Le Breton, Chairman of the African Baobab Alliance, wants to help baobab products achieve a global breakthrough.

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Shrinking forest

It is finely grained, hard and resistant and ideally suited for the construction of instruments and furniture: rosewood is considered the "ivory of the forest" ...

Valuable raw material

Bamboo: grandiose grass

Issue 85 - January | February 2020
Not only pandas and panpipe players appreciate bamboo: the plant is a sought-after raw material for products as diverse as socks and toothbrushes, dashboards and parquet floors, scaffolding and wind turbines.