Both Social and Environmental Sustainability is an integral part of our company’s overall strategy. We source our raw materials from smallholder farmers organized under co-operative organizations and farmers’ Associations. The farmers undergo training on sustainable land use management and comply with standards requirements for both organic and environmental standards.
In turn the knowledge contributes to improve conservation of biodiversity, farm productivity and resilience and on the other hand the company is assured sustainable flow of quality seeds and quality cooking oil to our customers.
We work directly with over 317 farmers in Tanzania; East Africa. Our farmers are critical to a ensure sustainable flow of quality raw materials while improve their socio-economic conditions of sunflower growers.
“Wakulima Wetu” a Swahili word for our farmers is our unique sourcing programme, through which we work directly with farmers who are organized in groups. Located within our responsible sourcing activities, our model helps ensure the supply of high-quality seeds, and provides traceability back to farm level. Through it, we engage directly with farmers to develop supply chains that meet our social, environmental and ethical requirements. Wakulima Wetu enables us to take responsible sourcing one step further, by working with farmers to support sustainable developments in agriculture.
Happy Farmers; Healthier products; Great Opportunity!