Currently in Mozambique
produces 400 tons of fruit and vegetables annually, 30% of this production
being wasted. And consequently cannot put the children in schools, and give a
This story was lived by me. I grew up at my
grandmother's house, she was a small producer of fruits and vegetables, and 1/3
of her produce went to waste. Because of that, we could not go to school and we
had poor food.
As I, several children
scattered throughout Africa suffer from the same situation, stop going to
school to go to cultivate, and help sell. And at the end of the day most of
your crop goes to waste. We developed the solution to improve these
problems to dehydrated fruit.
The dehydrated fruit
will create a cycle of improvement in the agricultural ecosystem, improving the
income in 100% of the small producer. Because the fruits and vegetables will be
selected and properly processed so as to reduce the waste of fruits and vegetables.
Through dehydrated fruit we will develop three product lines: fruit and
vegetable flakes, snacks and flour. Our business model is simple: our Suppliers will be the small
producers of fruit and vegetables, then the raw material will be processed and
this process lasts 6 to 15 hours. The sale will be to the Final Customer with
greater emphasis on exports to Europe. the competitive advantage D-FRUIT
is our products are healthy and without preservatives, we
privilege we focus on local production.
The greatest potential
of these products is export to Europe, According to CBI EU market information to Europe imports 255
tonnes of dehydrated fruit annually, this feeds several industries. The
consumption of dehydrated fruits and vegetables has increased, for example the
import of dehydrated mango, increased 4 tons from 2017 to 2018. And the
forecast is that from 2019 to 2020 it will increase by 4 tons again.