Flour producers at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2021
This year, ProFound will be presenting two flour producers at the Organic Africa Pavilion 2021. Read the article below to know more about Fluta Non from São Tomé and Príncipe and Green Acres from Ghana.
About Fluta Non
Fluta Non is a social enterprise committed to the enhancement of agroforestry in São Tomé and Príncipe by supporting the production and processing of the products into dehydrated flours. Fluta Non “Our fruit” (in Forro, local language), processes many products into flour, including banana (4 varieties), bread fruit, jackfruit, cassava, sweet potato, cocoyam (tarot) and pumpkin. It also produces dehydrated fruits: pineapple, banana, jackfruit, mango, cajá-mango, and papaya.
All dehydration of the flours and fruits is carried out through an isothermal process, which guarantees the absence of contamination and preserves all the nutritional properties of each product.
The raw material for the products comes from the organic cultivation of small farmers trained and accompanied by FLUTA NON in the management of their own parcels through the use of organic, sustainable, environmentally friendly cultural practices focusing on the protection of the rich biodiversity (with many endemic species) of the country.
The productions are acquired at fair prices and in a spirit of solidarity. The company’s processing unit is located in the city of Neves (Costa Santos) in the district of Lembá, the North-Western side of the island.
Fluta Non products
|Breadfruit flour||Rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, proteins, calcium, fibers, iron, magnesium, omega 6, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A and C.||Breadfruit flour is gluten free and is particularly suitable for food preparation for children at the weaning stage. This flour can be used in the mixture for the preparation of bread, pasta, pizza, fogazzas, cakes, porridge and puree.|
|Cocoyam flour (Tarot)||Contains calcium, iron, group B vitamins, potassium and starch.||This flour is used mainly as a legume or as an additive in soup or to make cakes and purées.|
|Banana flour |
|Great nutritional value. It is rich in potassium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E, starch and dietary fiber.||Sweet flour ideal for sweets, cakes, biscuits, porridge, pudding and puree.|
|Sweet potato flour||This flour is rich in carbohydrates, sugar, proteins and starch. It is a source of vitamin C, potassium, iron and magnesium.||This flour is appropriate for making cookies, pancakes and muffins. It can be used to prepare pasta, porridge and puree.|
|Banana bread flour||Rich in potassium, glucides, ascorbic acid and magnesium.||This flour is ideal for preparing savory dishes such as crepes, pies, puree or pizzas.|
Fluta Non products are quality assured through the implementation of a HACCP system, the constant presence of trained personnel, technicians and food engineers in the processing unit and its certification from CIAT (Center for Agricultural and Technical Research).
All Fluta Non products are certified organic by AGRICERT.
About Green Acres
Green Acres Farms is a farmers’ cooperative since 10 years. They employ a farmer cooperative framework to include the local farmers as partners in the organisation. They are active in the community collaborating with government bodies and individuals to empower and enrich the lives local communities.
The company is committed to the local development with three main objectives:
- To improve income of small scale farmers through direct employment and livelihood interventions.
- To create market linkages for farmers so they can their produce at fair prices.
- To train farmers on improved methods of cassava processing to enable them to add value to their produce and access export markets.
Green Acres has more than 6 years experience in the business of cultivating, processing and marketing of cassava products. Other products include Gari, High quality Cassava flour, dry Cassava chips and industrial starch.
Green Acres is located at South Tongu District, Hikpo, off Dabala junction, in the Volta Region of Ghana. It contracts out-growers, providing these with planting material and training and has some processing facilities and warehouses. The company sells locally but also exports. They have previously exported cassava products (gari/cassava flakes) to the UK.
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