Welcome at BIOHERB:
Birgitt Boor Consulting Services

Contact:
BIOHERB
Birgitt Boor
Am Brauhaus 1
37213 Witzenhausen / Germany

birgitt.boor@bioherb.de

phone: +49-5542-6466
mobile: +49-170-1886451

Key Qualification

  • Trade Promotion: All agricultural products, natural Ingredients; organic products, medicinal and aromatic plants, NTFP
  • Value chain analysis; setting up of sustainable supply chains, developing contract production systems (linking smallholder groups to markets)
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Organic standards and certification.
  • Training and lectures

Professional Experience

 

    • Over 20 years’ experience in value chain analysis for all kind of agricultural and speciality products such as medicinal plants, essential oils, organic, bio-diverse and fair-trade products. Development of sector strategies and agricultural policies, with special emphasis in linking smallholders to the market.
    • Over 25 years international experience in trade promotion programmes, support to the private sector development, PPP-projects, small and medium enterprise promotion (SME); value chain development, setting up of sustainable supply chains considering small-holder as part of it. Fact-finding missions; project appraisal, market and feasibility studies; establishment of long-term trade links.
    • For nearly 10 years key consultant of the GTZ / protrade trade promotion programme for the sectors essential oils and plant extracts and for organic products; currently expert for IPD (Import Promotion Desk) for natural ingredients.
    • Well-founded experience in market research and the development of domestic, regional and international markets.
    • Over 30 years’ experience in training and lectures in all aspects of medicinal and aromatic plants (cultivation, collection and post-harvest handling) as well in organic farming, legislation and certification procedure.
    • Outstanding experience in developing and planning tailor made training courses and study tours.
    • Profound experience in all major organic standards, (raw material production, processing, documentation and traceability, trade).
    • Well experienced in international food safety and quality standards, advisory services and training workshops in setting up of quality assurance systems, incl. traceability systems.
    • Experience in around 40 countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Asia, Pacific and the Caribbean.

Private:

  • enjoying nature
  • Hiking or Bicycling