A producer of organic, fairtrade and conventional raw, roasted & seasoned cashew nuts, cashew butter, and other tropical fruits from smallholders in Benin
TOLARO is a Beninese company created in 2011 that currently processes cashew nuts and derivatives supplied by a large network of organic producers who traditionally collect cashew nuts and other tropical fruits in Northern Benin.
The 2 TOLARO founders are professional actors of the international cashew nuts and tropical fruit sector from USA and Benin. They have created since 2012 a strong collector’s network which accounts for more than 10 000 farmers. Their vision was to process the nuts in Benin close to the cashew orchards and go up the value chain in order to create as much added value as possible as well as employment in poor isolated regions of northern Benin. The impact Fund Moringa has brought its expertise and funding to further finance a state-of-the -art processing plant, the most modern in West Africa and a roasting and seasoning facility. The TOLARO facility is the first of its kind to be BRC certified and meets or exceeds the most advanced global market standards of quality and food safety.
TOLARO’s plant is fully operational and can now deliver fully processed organic cashew nuts and its by-products: roasted and seasoned nuts, butter etc. As such, none of these products contain any pesticides residues and traces of chemical products.
PRODUCTS DIRECT FROM SMALL FARMERS IN BENIN, GIVING REVENUES TO ISOLATED POPULATIONS THAT HAVE NO MARKET ACCESS
TOLARO gives technical and financial support to its network of farmers in Benin and collects raw cashew nuts from cooperatives throughout northern Benin. TOLARO assists them in implementing the best agronomic practices and helps them obtaining and maintaining the organic certification.
The founders and Moringa had a vision of creating jobs and increasing farmers revenues in a very poor region. The growing demand in organic products in Europe and USA is a powerful leverage to reduce poverty through the premium granted by customers.
TOLARO SUPPLIES LARGE RETAIL, SNACK INDUSTRY, CASHEW MILK PROCESSORS, …
TOLARO supplies and will be able to supply:
- Organic white nuts in bulk (vacuum pack bags of 50Kg)
- Organic roasted and salted nuts in bulk (vacuum pack bags of 50Kg)
- Organic Cashew butter
- Organic roasted and Salted cashews in 100 and 200gr retail-ready bags
Organic certification , Fair Trade, BRC, HACCP
TRACK RECORD WITH LARGE CUSTOMERS
TOLARO earned confidence of many large customers requiring high quality standards in Europe and USA and West African markets .