Experienced consultants who make things happen
Milco Rikken, with a Master's Degree in Economics, is a specialist in market research and in the international floricultural and horticultural trade.
After having worked as a consultant trade promotion for clients as CBI, Coleacp and ProTrade, he further specialised in the floricultural trade as a Marketing Analyst at the Flower Auction in Aalsmeer (VBA). As key staff member, he was involved in market research and marketing planning and advised the board of directors on strategic issues. Since 2002, Milco Rikken is owner/consultant of ProVerde.
Milco Rikken has been involved in studies on horticulture markets since 1997 and developed horticulture sector development studies for various Ministries of Agriculture in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Colombia, Lebanon and Surinam. He was the horticulture sector expert for CBI’s Export Coaching Programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, South Africa and Guatemala. Currently, he is active as CBI’s Business Export Coach for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable programme in Jordan.
More technical projects include the development of quality protocols and packaging solutions for leading flower supply chains, sea freight development, and advanced flower purchasing systems for European florists.
Milco Rikken is author of many market surveys, manuals, export guides.
Corporate Social Responsibility
ProVerde has an ongoing and dedicated commitment to offering services that help create a better social environment and bring new value to society. Through our actions, we seek to contribute to society’s sustainable development and to safeguard the natural environment.
We follow the guidelines and principles of ISO 26000 and therefore actively incorporates its chain responsibility in all of its work. In this respect, we aim to be an accountable and transparent organisation, actively promoting the principles of social responsibility to our providers, clients and business partners.
ProVerde abides by the ICC/ESOMAR Code on Market and Social Research.
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