East Africa Fruit Farm and Company
Utilising green technologies to grown and distribute fruit and vegetables
The enterprise buys fruits and vegetables from smallholder farmers at fair prices and processes them by cleaning, sorting, packing, and marketing. Farmers either work on their own land, or participate in a small-scale franchise model, cultivating the enterprise’s ready-prepared land.
Cold storage facilities and professional handling ensure high quality of the fresh produce, and modern green technology is applied in all activities, such as solar power and bio-diesel for irrigation and greenhouses, cooling, and transportation.
East Africa Fruit Farm and Company generates income for communities by employing 20 local staff and working with 70 farmer families. The enterprise stabilises the local economy by using cold storage and improved processing to reduce the risk of crop and post-harvest loss, and by eliminating the role of traders who offer unreasonably low prices to farmers.
Fledge LLC provided a ten week incubator training and offers continuous support with advising and connecting the enterprise to various stakeholders.
Tanzania Horticultural Association offers horticulture training and seminars
AMEJ Investments assists in distributing fruit and vegetables to customers, and further logistics support.
The 2015 SEED Awards in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya are largely supported by the European Union, which is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies.