Red Sun Hortitech

Perfect Plants

Headquarters: Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa

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Why

 

Red Sun Hortitech produces over 200’000 macadamia trees yearly in their own nursery that are delivered worldwide. The plants are completely traceable and the company also has established its own mother blocks on their nursery site to have full control and enough capacity for the growing needs of their customers.


Profile

 

Hundreds of farmers in South Africa are getting the highest quality of macadamia trees and can successfully start growing nuts. Red Sun Hortitech – five star SAMAC approved – knows each of the growers personally and is delivering top quality. Besides their own, they control the mother blocks established in 1990 and are using the latest advances in tree production techniques that is further developed with skills based on its own team and its international network of specialists.


Impact

 

  • Support local farmers by providing nut production
  • Increase availability of high quality nuts
  • Ongoing know-how transfer to farmers
  • Research and development of new growth possibilities

Desai

Professional Horticulture

Headquarters: Amadpore, India

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Why

 

Desai works with world-class production technologies to ensure food safety and international quality levels. Its goal is to be the largest and most trusted supplier of selected quality fresh products from India to consumers worldwide and to work closely with farmers for sustainable and socially responsible contract farming as a win-win for individual and small farmers.


Profile

 

Desai started in 2002 and has pioneered world-class pre- and post-harvest technologies for production with excellence in supply chain management from field to consumer to ensure full traceability and safety. Desai is the only banana supplier today that’s able to manage quality control right from tissue plant to customer and it is India’s leading banana supplier. Its strength in high-quality bananas sets the foundation for strategic success in the future.


Impact

 

  • Setting the benchmark for quality fruits & vegetables as well as horticulture
  • Contracting around 1,000 farmers
  • Providing a unique trusted farmer aggregation platform
  • Ensuring food safety and international quality levels

UN Sustainable Development Goals

This company fulfills the following UN SDGs:

Citrus Processing

High-quality, locally sourced citrus products

Headquarters: Mumbai, India

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Why

 

Sustainable production in India with a global reach. A preeminent Indian supplier of beverages to global brands with high standards of quality and responsibility. Customers are both domestic and international beverage, flavoring, and fragrance companies.


Profile

 

Citrus Processing India is tapping into India’s potential as one of the largest orange producers worldwide, and responding to the global demand for frozen orange juice concentrate. The company is the first and only Indian industrial processor of frozen citrus juice and its by-products, supplying beverage, flavoring, and fragrance brands for both domestic and international markets. The company engages with a large community of farmers across six states and 15 districts. They provide know-how, support, and a guaranteed source of income. They also campaign to reduce fruit waste and to secure a stronger economic future for farmers.


Impact

 

  • Supporting, educating, and securing better earnings/income for Indian farmers across six states and 15 districts, employing 112 direct and 2,020 indirect employees and over 1,000 farming families
  • Implementing various environmentally friendly measures to effectively control pollution due to manufacturing
  • Removing dependency on fossil fuels by using agri-waste as the primary fuel for briquette fired boilers
  • Using solar energy for the facility
  • Reusing waste byproducts for watering and maintaining the 2,500 trees planted by the company

UN Sustainable Development Goals

This company fulfills the following UN SDGs: