Our Farms

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Sourcing

We believe that the quality of the final finished ingredient depends largely on the quality of the raw material, the factory, the technology and the commitment of our employees. Elven Agri’s vertically integrated dehydration and processing operations manage the complete supply chain, from growth to harvest, to washing, sorting and gentle air drying, ensuring product safety and quality at every control point.

We own vast cultivation lands: with separate Fruit, Vegetable & Spice farms.  Most farms are in the process of being Organic certified. Our organic farming will conform to the EU, US NOP and Japanese JAS standards. Besides sourcing from our own farms, we have formed long term partnerships and close working relationships with contract farmers in various climatic zones of Tanzania. This helps maintain availability of products through most of the year. We ensure close monitoring, knowledge and technological sharing with the contract farmers.

Sustainability

Community relationship building and positive environmental impact is at the core of all our sustainability efforts. Elven Agri taps into each aspect that would positively impact social and environmental concerns and enhance overall customer, grower and employee experience. Our sustainability principals come to life every day in our practices and company culture. Our farms have set rigorous Internal Environmental and Bio sustainability standards for site personnel and contractual farmers with an aim to minimize our impact to land, air and water resources. Systematic environmental programs have been put in place to conserve biodiversity in plantation operations.To minimise our water footprint, we have also invested in a comprehensive drip irrigation system.

We are incessantly increasing our Organic footprint to create a sustainable ecosystem which enables us to ensure safe food, good nutrition, animal welfare and social justice. We are in the process of getting SAS (Sustainable Agriculture Standards) certified.  We are also continuously supporting our supply chain partners to apply SAS to generate ecological, social and environmental benefits.  Our constant endeavour is to move our farmer community away from sustenance & towards sustainable farming practices.

Farmer training programmes

We have been investing not only in superior technology at our farms, but also in supporting many farm training programmes. Small farmers normally suffer limitations such as: Lack of technical expertise, lack of commercial organization and poor land usage. In order to help the marginal and small farmers, we have established a strong agricultural extension team on ground which ensures that a functional link between surrounding farms, contract farms and our farm is created to help improve agricultural performance of all the farms in the vicinity.

​Farms and ​C​ontract Farms

Chilies from own Farm

Chilies from own Farm

Chilies from own Farm

Our chilies are grown with utmost care. We ensure plenty of light and warmth to our chilies. As soon as these are harvested, they are processed within 24 hours to keep the freshness intact.

The production facility is located 3 hours from the actual farms, in Dar es Salaam. We are currently using 200 hectares but have the potential to increase production in the next couple of years.

Mango from Tanzania

Mango from Tanzania

Mango from Tanzania

We mainly source Mangoes from our contract farm in Morogoro.

Morogoro has the perfect climatic conditions for the juiciest and tastiest Mangoes.

Banana from own Farm

Banana from own Farm

Banana from own Farm

We ensure regular watering of our Bananas to sustain the large tropical leaves and produce sweet tasty fruit. The end product is not just great tasting and sweet Banana but also a fragrance unmatched by any other.

Pineapple from own Farm

Pineapple from own Farm

Pineapple from own Farm

We have used the most superior and the best quality suckers to ensure growing only the best and the juiciest pineapples.

Papaya from own Farm

Papaya from own Farm

Papaya from own Farm

Not only do we safeguard our Papaya trees by giving them proper growing conditions,we also ensure that suitable care is given to our papaya fruit trees.

Trees are watered frequently for best and the tastiest fruit production.

We are in the process of being Organic certified & in a few years will be able to offer:

  • Organic Papaya strips
  • Organic Papaya tidbits
  • Organic butter drops

Tomato from own Farm

Tomato from own Farm

Tomato from own Farm

Tomatoes are grown in our own farm and are watered generously.These are Mulched to retain moisture.

Sweet Potato from Tanzania

Sweet Potato from Tanzania

Sweet Potato from Tanzania

We source our various varieties from different farms in Tanzania. These are grown in areas where the vines get enough sunlight and shade to give it the optimum growing conditions.

Our contract farmers growing sweet potatoes have dedicated vast areas of land to give the sweet potato plenty of area to flourish, spread and grow.

The varieties we source are:

  • Cream flesh sweet potato
  • Orange flesh sweet potato

Turmeric from Own farm

Turmeric from Own farm

Turmeric from Own farm

Bell Pepper from own farm

Bell Pepper from own farm

Bell Pepper from own farm

A lot of care goes into making sure that our bell peppers are the best quality. We ensure that the soil is well-drained, but maintain adequate moisture either with mulch or plastic covering. We Water one to two inches per week, and since these are extremely heat sensitive we have planted these as inter crops under shades some of our fruit trees.

Soil is weeded carefully and regularly around plants.

We grow:

  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Green Bell Pepper

Butter nut squash from own Farm

Butter nut squash from own Farm

Butter nut squash from own Farm

Ginger from own farm

Ginger from own farm

Ginger from own farm

Taro root from own Farm

Taro root from own Farm

Taro root from own Farm

Zucchini from Tanzania

Zucchini from Tanzania

Zucchini from Tanzania

Okra from own Farm

Okra from own Farm

Okra from own Farm

The Okra vine grows best in hot season. For this reason, we are able to grow Okra in our farm throughout the year.

Generous amount of compost is used to help these vines grow to their best capability.

Kale from own Farm

Kale from own Farm

Kale from own Farm