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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.

Recycling

A new movement

Issue 84 - November | December 2019
Especially in emerging and developing countries, the circular economy offers great opportunities to save resources and create added value. Partnerships between companies are key to effective implementation.

Economic Partnerships

Cashew Business

Issue 84 - November | December 2019
Harvested in Africa, cracked in Asia - that used to be true for hundreds of thousands of tons of cashews. Environment consultant Paul Schreilechner wants to change that and opened a processing plant in Tanzania for 2017. The Austrian Development Agency ADA supported in the start phase.

news flash

Lufthansa: Bio-Sprit has its price

Lufthansa's response to the climate debate is called Compensaid. This portal is intended to give passengers the opportunity to invest in sustainable fuel, which ...

news flash

No money for woodcutter: The Amazon Fund loses donors

After Germany, Norway has also ceased its financial support for the Amazon Fund. The Scandinavian country, which has spent more than € 1 billion over the last ten years ....

Economic Partnerships

Rare oils from Senegal

Issue 83 - September | October 2019
The commodity trade Biomega wants to make vegetable oils from West Africa attractive for naturopathic and care product manufacturers in Europe. The Austrian Development Agency ADA supports the project.

Cashew

Snack while traveling

Issue 82 - July | August 2019
Cashews are among the most consumed nuts in the world - and they stand for globalization in snack format: they are originally from Brazil, grow in many African and Asian countries, and are ...

Interview

Closing the gap

Issue 82 - July | August 2019
OeEB CEO Michael Wancata is already looking forward to the first interest of Austrian companies in the new financing instrument.

Economic Partnerships

Seeds with names

Issue 81 - May | June 2019
With the support of the Austrian Development Agency ADA, Saatbau eGen. In Georgia pioneering the production of certified seeds from Austrian wheat varieties.

Who moves Austria

Café + Co: Bulungi in the cup

Coffee service provider Café + Co recently launched the direct import of raw coffee from Uganda. At the end of January, the first container with almost 20 tons of beans came ...