We are very proud to present you our new socio-economic project : the fair trade of dried pineapple.

In 2014, was created the Namakwanda Farming Cooperative Program, an agricultural cooperative that brings together the local farmers and producers of local fruits. Its goal is to alleviate poverty through education & socio-economic livelihood projects allowing them to add value to their agricultural production such as sundrying of fruits. This way RND has a direct impact on local people by offering them a way to financial independence.

The project team realized 2 aspects :

- In Uganda the fruits crop is not optimal : no structure, waste, no business negociation, .
- Fruits crop has a real potential.

From this statement, we decided to take up this challenge and start exportation in Belgium in 2015 !

Our partners for this project :

- Accenture : Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 320,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.
- RND closely works with the Polytechnic Faculty of ULB innovative, ecological and effective drying technics that they share with the NFC program.

Menssana is RND's first partner which distrbutes dried pineapple through their fruit baskets in the office!