DRY

SPICES

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DRY SPICES

 

The Agro-processing sector contributes a significant component of total manufacturing value-added as well as employment However in the community and small scale farmers there is a huge opportunity, due to lack of infrastructure and skills set. There is a need for the extension of value Addition to current farmers to extend the Agribusinesses to value addition of their products

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

In pursuit of sustainable impact, we take an asset-based approach taking the full farm-to-fork value chain into consideration. We shift as much value addition to the farmers leveraging their available assets (labour, land, environment) and eliminate non-value-adding steps (intermediaries) from the process to maximise their possible income or reduce their external dependence for their basic needs.

The most common missing elements along the value chain are adequate processing technology, financing and market linkages. While financing and market linkage solutions have multiple possible configurations, we have selected hybrid solar drying as the most effective enabling technology. Drying for preservation is one of the oldest methods given its simplicity and benefits: being applicable at the farm it minimizes avoidable food waste. Removing the water not only stops spoilage but reduces up to 80% of Product weight and volume, simplifying transport and storage while facilitating access to more distant markets

Product Processing:

  • Drying fruits and vegetables at the farm has many benefits:
  • Long shelf life and simplified storage and transport
  • A good alternative to capture value when the fresh market is low
  • A way to capitalize on seasonal overproduction
  • A means to make high value products and ingredients for new customers
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DRY

SPICES

We build strength, stability & self-reliance
through our on-going relationships.

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The Agro-processing sector contributes a significant component of total manufacturing value-added as well as employment However in the community and small scale farmers there is a huge opportunity, due to lack of infrastructure and skills set. There is a need for the extension of value Addition to current farmers to extend the Agribusinesses to value addition of their products

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

In pursuit of sustainable impact, we take an asset-based approach taking the full farm-to-fork value chain into consideration. We shift as much value addition to the farmers leveraging their available assets (labour, land, environment) and eliminate non-value-adding steps (intermediaries) from the process to maximise their possible income or reduce their external dependence for their basic needs.

The most common missing elements along the value chain are adequate processing technology, financing and market linkages. While financing and market linkage solutions have multiple possible configurations, we have selected hybrid solar drying as the most effective enabling technology. Drying for preservation is one of the oldest methods given its simplicity and benefits: being applicable at the farm it minimizes avoidable food waste. Removing the water not only stops spoilage but reduces up to 80% of Product weight and volume, simplifying transport and storage while facilitating access to more distant markets

Product Processing:

  • Drying fruits and vegetables at the farm has many benefits:
  • Long shelf life and simplified storage and transport
  • A good alternative to capture value when the fresh market is low
  • A way to capitalize on seasonal overproduction
  • A means to make high value products and ingredients for new customers
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AGRI

PROCESSING

We build strength, stability & self-reliance
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Agri-processing industry is a subset of manufacturing that processes raw materials and intermediate products derived from the agricultural sector. Agri-processing thus means transforming products that originate from farming. Agro-processing focuses on product research and development for the transformation of local produce that can be processed into value-added agricultural products as well as the transfer of technology for agri-business development to improve income generation and food security.

A key characteristic of this processing sector is its strong up and its downstream linkages. Upstream being the sector links to primary agriculture across a variety of farming models and products, while the downstream being the outputs of intermediate products to which further value is added and final goods, which are marketed through wholesale and retail chains (including but not limited to restaurants, pubs, shebeens and fast-food outlets) Being linked to agriculture is critical for employment creation and poverty eradication.

We partnered up with Umgibe Farming Organics to form Umgibe Niya Agri-Business Solutions, to not only produce products locally processed and grown but will create a model that will showcase our offerings in this space that will be clearly defined and noticeable on the retails shelves very soon!

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

We assist with training, mentoring and the evaluation of the current products and options available to farmers. Thereafter our team of experts advise on food safety, standards, labelling and packaging of products and quality control with the respective agency for training

AGRI

PROCESS

We build strength, stability & self-reliance
through our on-going relationships.

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AGRI PROCESS

 

Agri-processing industry is a subset of manufacturing that processes raw materials and intermediate products derived from the agricultural sector. Agri-processing thus means transforming products that originate from farming. Agro-processing focuses on product research and development for the transformation of local produce that can be processed into value-added agricultural products as well as the transfer of technology for agri-business development to improve income generation and food security.

A key characteristic of this processing sector is its strong up and its downstream linkages. Upstream being the sector links to primary agriculture across a variety of farming models and products, while the downstream being the outputs of intermediate products to which further value is added and final goods, which are marketed through wholesale and retail chains (including but not limited to restaurants, pubs, shebeens and fast-food outlets) Being linked to agriculture is critical for employment creation and poverty eradication.

We partnered up with Umgibe Farming Organics to form Umgibe Niya Agri-Business Solutions, to not only produce products locally processed and grown but will create a model that will showcase our offerings in this space that will be clearly defined and noticeable on the retails shelves very soon!

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

 

We assist with training, mentoring and the evaluation of the current products and options available to farmers. Thereafter our team of experts advise on food safety, standards, labelling and packaging of products and quality control with the respective agency for training

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