SUSTAINABLE CASHEW BUSINESS
We are revolutionizing conventional cashew production by pursuing pro-poor growth activities and disrupting the co-dependent foreign aid model. We empower small African communities, develop new value-added products, and create resilient commercial and financial channels. To achieve this, we partner with rural farmers and bring processing activities closer to their production through our innovative modular industry ‘HARAMBEE’.
Out-Growers empower cashew farmers in Mkinga District, Tanzania through business co-operation, collective investment and shared ownership in and value from the HARAMBEE KILIMO INDUSTRY, a small-scale multipliable and replicable standard cashew processing factory positioned in the village vicinity and converting processing waste to energy securing a positive CO2 and environmental impact
To strengthen democratic and environmentally friendly development in Sub-Saharan Africa by moving small-scale farmers from co-dependent donership, into Business Partnership and co-ownership in replicable business entities with proven profitability, providing a direct linkage to the aware Global North consumer and attracting commercial finance
We organize farmers to improve cashew business viability through collective savings, investment models, and agricultural training programs.
Our shareholder model involves farmers as co-owners of our state-of-the-art processing facility with a net positive carbon footprint.
We provide quality control of HACCP compliant cashew kernels and develop bio-based products that are environmentally responsible.
We carry out value-added activities, reduce food waste, and minimize transportation costs along the agri-food chain by rescuing cashew apples from spoilage.
The Sustainable Development Goals have been part of Out-Growers DNA since its very beginning