....the first food security initiative of the Dutch based Indo European Food Park Venture initiated by Mahler Fund Management B.V. in the Netherlands. Current farming & post-harvest practices have left our planet in a true systemic health and food crisis: we pay almost nothing for unhealthy processed food, but when we want it directly from the farm without any special additions, it is more costly than when it is “enriched”. Suppose you grow tomatoes in your garden: would it be more costly than when you drive to the supermarket to buy a kilo of organic tomatoes? So organic means less costs on the farm but offered to a higher price than unhealthy stuff!
We are contributing to solving the challenge of realizing sustainable, quality & organic food and food solutions. We do this while focusing on the source of food security and safety opportunities between the farmers and the wholesale and retail segments of the food markets. Increasing urbanization and growth of organized retail, food servicing and the food processing sector are boosting growth of the cold chain industry in India. The trend is shifting towards establishing professional multipurpose cold storages and providing end to end services to control parameters throughout the value chain. Indo European Food Park is a Food Security Venture, promoted by Mahler Fund Management B.V. (hereafter Mahler Funds) from The Netherlands. Mahler Funds is committed to contribute towards increased Food Security by introducing solutions that are smart, sustainable and scalable. Our IEFP brand name is constituted with the main object of promoting innovative Cold Storage & Processing facilitates to preserve & trade various horticultural products like potatoes, onions, tomatoes, carrots, beans, garlic, pomegranate, citrus fruits etc. The capacity of the first facility will reach 10.000 MT in 2022.
What is our mission? We are determined to contribute in our way to the cause of food safety and security by implementing highly professional and technologically advance storage & processing services in the middle of the second largest food production hub in the world! Our vision is to contribute Food Safety & Security globally by focusing on investing and implementing our innovative concepts in the second largest producer of food and food related products ! Our background Indo Europe Food Park Private Ltd. (IEFP) was incorporated by our India based Bharat Urban Development Consortium (BUDC) in India to facilitate and contribute to the ambitions and challenges that face the current Indian cities. IEFP is a operating company established for investing in Food Security by Mahler Fund Management B.V. in The Netherlands. Maher Funds brings together capital, knowledge and an international network of businesses. With our food security focus, we provide integrated solutions to value added transformations, especially towards the development of Smart Food processing & storage in India.
Our approach Based on a multi-year plan we are currently in the process of realising a Food Storage &. Processing facility on one location with the capacity of 10.000 MT, build in phases and growth of local demand. We will also establish a few decentral hubs in nearby locations and states where similar business opportunities are immanent. We believe in an alternative view on the processing and storage of food by implementing small scale technologies for business involving farmer's empowerment, while at the same time focus on our business model of smart storing food! Our approach involves smart processing of food without focusing on massive scale operations only! We believe in implementing our technologies out of Europe but at the same time adapt to local technological and social ecosystems to make our smart approach workable.
Our proposition To plan, engineer and develop Storage & Processing activities in the close proximity of the Farmer's ecosystem, that will create an impact in economically strong, environmentally sustainable and culinary vibrant non-, sub- and urban areas. We will do this partly in partnership with local partners. We develop & implement alternative business models in Storage & Processing and seek local partners for implementation our business model in the Indian Subcontinent, with strategic and/or regional hubs throughout the catchment regions we have identified such as Kashmir, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. regions are not excluded in a later stage.