Preserving Natural Goodness

Introducing a new preservation method tailored for Africa, creating affordable nutritious food at the source.

Saved food losses could end hunger.

1 out of 5 people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from hunger

That’s 235 million people. A quarter of all wasted food globally would be enough to feed everyone who is undernourished.

619 million people in sub-Saharan Africa experience food insecurity

That’s 56% of the population that do not have regular access to nutritious and sufficient food.

People in low-income households in Kenya spend up to three quarters of their income on food.

When this income decreases, they have to substitute expensive healthy food such as fruit and vegetables with nutrient-poor staple starches.

56% of tomatoes are discarded between the farm and market in Rwanda

That’s about 4000 trucks full of tomatoes!

Annually, food losses in sub-Saharan Africa cost about $4 billion in lost revenues for farmers and distributors.

The lack of means to preserve food causes prices for seasonally harvested produce to fluctuate up to 500% as harvests hit the market at the same time.

390,000 tonnes of good mangoes go to waste in Kenya

You could fill about 26000 trucks with those mangoes.

The most important reasons for these staggering harvest losses are inadequate harvesting methods, unpredictable weather patterns, poor storage and transport and lack of infrastructure and market information.

We have a game-changing solution

Our patented process retains very high rates of sensitive micronutrients such as B complex vitamins, vitamin C and natural taste and colour. Because we dehydrate all ingredients, we also keep essential minerals in the product.

Our systems don’t need costly cold chains when installed close to smallholder farmers and mid-sized farms. End products are dehydrated, weighing up to 70% less and lowering transport & warehousing costs and climate impact significantly.

We generate employment for women and young people. We provide expertise and ownership to smallholder farmer communities. Our systems enable farmers to use their entire harvest. This boosts local income and helps eradicate rural poverty.

And offer a scalable application

Large Hubs

These hubs are located near significant streams of post harvest loss and can process between 2 and 6 tonnes of fruit or vegetables per day. We operate our first such unit in Nairobi, at Old Mombasa Road near the International Airport.

Mid-sized Farm Units

These modular, turn-key units will be developed, customised to volume levels at mid-size farms and collectors.

Smallholder Farmer Units

We are experimenting with flexible turn-key preservation units that can operate in remote rural areas. We are planning to do a pilot project at the end of 2021.

To achieve transformative impact, made in Africa.

This is the decade to end hunger. We’re determined to contribute to making this a reality.

By 2025 we aim to operate multiple large production hubs in Africa. We will have distributed hundreds of affordable modular turn-key processing units to African smallholder farmers to preserve their over-abundant produce. It will generate more income, new employment opportunities and added value for those at the source of our food system.

That’s part of how we aim to produce as much added value here, in Africa: from the assembly of processing units, to their deployment and operation, from food product development to its distribution to consumers.