The Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum (FPEF) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation with more than 130 members, accounting for about 90% of fresh produce exported from South Africa.
The FPEF is also a member of Fruit South Africa (FSA), together with the country’s four growers’ associations. This position strengthens the FPEF’s role of providing leadership and services to its members, the international buying community and the fresh produce export industry as a whole.
FPEF members consist of fruit exporters, producer-exporters, export and marketing agents, pack-houses, logistics and other service providers. Whilst membership is voluntary and open to all South African fresh produce exporting companies and industry service providers, strict accreditation criteria and a Code of Conduct apply to ensure that only competent and reliable marketing agents and grower-exporters are admitted to the Forum.
The FPEF also manages a number of projects for the benefit of the industry, such as training, mentorship and transformation initiatives and the Post-Harvest Innovation (PHI) Programme.