On 9 September in 2013, Developing Agriculture and Consulting Environment Co., Ltd (DACE CO. LTD) was established by its two co-founders who each graduated from the Vietnam National University of Agriculture. DACE is a company aimed at the production, processing and marketing of organic spices.
At DACE we concentrate on developing a selected range of important organic spice products: ginger, chili, turmeric, garlic and lemongrass.
The main growth area for our products is in Cao Bang with an available acreage of over 500 hectares. Here we cooperate with local farmers and with the support of local authorities, we invest in building the agricultural value chain of organic spices. The Ha Quang district in the Cao Bang province is low-income farming area. The chosen collaboration model, with the help from the local authorities, results in a benefit for all parties involved.
At DACE we run a factory in Hanoi to ensure the supply of products to our customers. Next to the supply of organic spices for export, we are developing processed products and organic spices for the domestic market under the GiaVie brand.
Together with our farmers we have obtained the organic certifications for Europe, USA and Japan for the cultivation and the processing of ginger, turmeric, garlic, chili and lemongrass.
DACE's organic products have been being exported to Europe, USA, Korea, Japan, Australia, Russia and the Middle East. We are working hard to increase the export for the benefit of our staff, farmers and our customers.
We want to develop our business by offering a fair deal to all involved. At DACE we are an equal opportunity employer. In fact, both in the factory and in our office, more women than men are employed. We offer our farmers not only a good minimum price for their products and a plus if the margins are good, but we also give them technical support in the growing such as choosing the right variety, the choice of the right compost, best time for weeding and harvesting but we also support them in other matters such as the schooling of the children in the families.
We want to build a sustainable system with all our partners in the chain, from the farmer to the staff to our customers. By adhering to the organic standards in the whole chain, we contribute to its sustainability.
Our staff, our customers and our farmers work passionately at continuous improvements. We love what we do and we do what we love.
- 42 employees of which 10 in the office, 2 supporting the farmers and about 30 in the factory
- 2704 farmers grow our products (out of >5000 farmers in Cao Bang)
- Total area where our products are grown: 200+ hectare in Cao Bang (North of Vietnam)
- Customers in Asia, Europe and USA
- Main products: ginger, turmeric, chili, garlic and lemongrass
- Organic certificates: USDA organic, EU organic bio, JAS