Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

The BioTrade Facilitation Programme (BTFP) helps enterprises in developing countries (for example small, medium, and community-based enterprises) with export promotion. To achieve this, it joins several partners in developing and developed countries. The programme supports products that have market potential and can be produced without harming biodiversity. To develop and trade these products, export plans are formulated and then implemented through a set of practical trade promotion services, including market information collection, products development, quality improvement certification, labelling, trade fairs participation and matchmaking.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Government of Netherlands - Ministry of Development Cooperation
Government of Switzerland - State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

Major Groups:
BIOTRADE Programme Bolivia (Bolivia)
Programme Bolsa Amazonia (POEMA) (Brazil)
BIOTRADE Programme Colombia (Colombia)
Proexport (Colombia)
BIOTRADE Programme Ecuador (Ecuador)
Export & Investment Promotion Corp (CORPEI) (Ecuador)
PhytoTrade Africa (South Africa)
BIOTRADE Programme Uganda (Uganda)
Uganda Export Promotion Board (Uganda)

UN System:
International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC) (Switzerland)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), BIOTRADE Initiative (Switzerland)
Other intergovernmental organizations:
Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) (Netherlands)
Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) (Switzerland)

Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) (Netherlands)
Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) (Switzerland)

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Resources devoted to implementation
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: 2008-12-01
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