In rural communities throughout the world, prices for fresh fruit are low in the peak season when supply exceeds demand. Farmers take their fruit to local markets but can only sell up to 30% of their harvest. The rest goes unsold and rots.
There has to be a better way right? Yes there is!
Drying fruit is a simple preservation technique, which means no fruit is wasted due to rot, and the farmers sell 100% of their harvest.
This process not only extends food supplies, it also creates jobs for the local community. Dried fruit even fetches higher prices than fresh fruit. It’s an approach that helps lift small farming communities out of poverty!
Healthy snacks can be an important part of your diet. They provide energy in the middle of the day or when you exercise. A healthy snack between meals can also decrease your hunger and keep you from overeating at meal time.
Mavuno Harvest believes you can snack healthy and guilt-free by avoiding over-processed foods loaded with extra sugars and ingredients you can’t even pronounce!
All of our dried fruits and nuts are organic certified and have absolutely zero added sugars or preservatives. A true natural snack to power you through your busy day.
Our Impact through Direct Trade
Mavuno Harvest works with small scaling farming cooperatives, mainly based in sub-Saharan Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Uganda and Kenya).
Mavuno Harvest is a Direct Trade certified company, meaning the company builds and maintains relationships with the farmers and processors who grow our fruits and nuts. Direct Trade eliminates expensive steps between the farmer and consumer, and was developed to improve the increasingly convoluted fair trade system, which often places an expensive burden on farmers to maintain their certification. Direct Trade ensures that both the farmers (who are getting paid more) and the consumers (who are getting better products) are happy!