Horticulture Export Development Foundation, in short, Hortex Foundation was established in 1993 at the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh as a non-profit organization. It is governed by a Governing Body of Seven Directors. Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Bangladesh is the Chairman while Managing Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation.
The Foundation is involved for the development, promotion and marketing of exportable horticultural/agricultural produces through technological intervention, advisory and necessary logistic supports in order to boost national economy and the different stakeholders’ income.
The Foundation works closely in association with relevant organizations like Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, different agencies like Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Horticulture Research Centre (HRC), Bangladesh Agricultural Universities (BAU) and other Universities, Bangladesh Fruits, Vegetables and Allied Products Exporters Association (BFVAPEA), Bangladesh Agro-Processors’ Associations (BAPA), Trade Bodies, Donor Agencies, NGOs etc.
The Foundation in the past successfully completed the following four projects funded by Government of Bangladesh and different Donor Agencies: