We are the largest dried fruit & coconut oil producer of Mozambique, annual processing >1,000 tons of fresh fruit and >1 million coconuts.
We are the only company in Africa in the Southern Hemisphere producing organic certified dried mangoes. This enables us to deliver in the exact opposite period of the year relative to all other producers in Africa.
Inhambane is full of fruit and coconut trees, owned by local Mozambicans. But at the same time it is one of the poorest regions of the world. There is no market, fruits are not used and many people do not have an income.
We push the frontiers by entering the remote areas of Inhambane by tractors and 4x4 trucks. Our picking team selects the correct fruit varieties, offers a good price to the owner and professionally harvests the fruits.
Thousands of Mozambican growers benefit from the direct trade relation, thereby making a difference in many lives. 10,000 households will benefit from our buying programme by 2020.
Jaco le Roux (left) manages the daily operations. He has 20 years of experience in subtropical fruits and nuts processing in both South Africa and the US. Before starting AfriFruta he was manager at Westfalia and boardmember at SAMAC (South African Macadamia Association).
Ties Minnen is managing partner next to Jaco since 2017 and is based in the Netherlands. Ties comes from an international business development and finance background, having worked in over 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East before settling with AfriFruta.
Eduardo Goves (on the left below) is the in-house accountant with an accounting degree of the University Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo. Claudia Cumbana is lead coordinator of the local sourcing teams.
Our fruit drying facility is state-of-the-art and close to being BRC certified, one of the strictest HACCP certifications. In addition, part of our production is certified organic (part of the mangos, all coconuts).
Please see Quality Products for more information on how we achieve the high quality standards related to taste, texture an colour of our products.