The Fresh Produce Exporters' Forum (FPEF) was registered in 1998 as a non-profit industry organization. Its membership is voluntary and open to all companies that export fresh fruit from South Africa.
Whilst its membership is voluntary, strict accreditation criteria are put in place to ensure that only competent and reliable marketing agents and grower-exporters are admitted to the Forum.
The FPEF’s mission is to create, within free-market principles and a deregulated environment, a prosperous but disciplined fruit-export sector. It was established primarily to provide leadership and services to its members and the international buying community.
The Fresh Produce Exporters' Forum (FPEF) is a voluntary, non-profit organization. Our members consist of pure marketing agents, agents who have bought farms, producer-exporters, pack houses and service providers.
The FPEF creates value for companies in two ways: (I) through direct benefits where you as a company – or an individual within the company – benefit directly from products and services offered by the FPEF; and (II) indirect benefits where the FPEF takes action for the export sector as a whole in which you participate and therefore benefit. Much of what we do is for the collective benefit of the export sector. It is our neutrality, representative (across all fruit kinds) and non-profit status that allow us to raise money for the export sector, which would otherwise be lost to the industry if we didn't exist. We raise this money from SA Government Departments, Foreign Embassies in South Africa, International donor agencies, Producer associations and membership fees.