Farmers

Most farmers are small holder farmers who farm on an average of one to two acres. Vivo Fresh supports these farmers in several ways. Through our well-trained field managers, we ensure that all the processes for quality farming are ensured by teaching the farmers best practices.
 

Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Growth

We plan cultivation schedules to time
harvest for maximum shelf life.

Harvesting

In collaboration with farmers/partners, we plan
time for harvest for maximum shelf life and 
improve physical handling to avoid or reduce
deterioration of products.

Transport

We organize the delivery of products to the
various destinations. We use centralized or
decentralized transportation system
depending on the assignment at hand.

Quality Check

We take measures meant to ensure that food
products meet certain safety and quality
standards. We are certified by Global Gap and
Grasp among others.

Cooling & Ripening

It’s part of post harvest management to remove
field heat and improve storage quality.
Where necessary we store in conducive and
safe conditions for ripening.

Sorting

Trimming to separate undesirable parts and
to select healthy and uniform produce
and the packaging.

Packaging

Reduce contamination through use of proper
practices, standards, and tools. Maintain hygiene
during food handling and storage through
improved packaging.

Consumers

We ensure that our large scale customers get
good reviews from their retailers.

Growth

We plan cultivation schedules to time
harvest for maximum shelf life.

Harvesting

In collaboration with farmers/partners, we plan
time for harvest for maximum shelf life and 
improve physical handling to avoid or reduce
deterioration of products.

Transport

We organize the delivery of products to the
various destinations. We use centralized or
decentralized transportation system
depending on the assignment at hand.

Quality Check

We take measures meant to ensure that food
products meet certain safety and quality
standards. We are certified by Global Gap and
Grasp among others.

Cooling & Ripening

It’s part of post harvest management to remove
field heat and improve storage quality.
Where necessary we store in conducive and
safe conditions for ripening.

Sorting

Trimming to separate undesirable parts and
to select healthy and uniform produce
and the packaging.

Packaging

Reduce contamination through use of proper
practices, standards, and tools. Maintain hygiene
during food handling and storage through
improved packaging.

Consumers

We ensure that our large scale customers get
good reviews from their retailers.

East Africa

Agriculture and horticulture are East Africa’s most important sectors, with about 80 percent of the population of the region living in rural areas and depending on agriculture for their livelihood. The agricultural sector is dominated by smallholder mixed farming of livestock, food crops, cash crops, fishing and aquaculture. The major food crops are maize, rice, potatoes, bananas, cassava, beans, vegetables, sugar, wheat, sorghum, millet and pulses. The climate, the soil and the existing water supplies in the EAC region provide a base for production of high-quality horticultural produce in a natural environment.
The main export product is cut flowers, whose biggest market is the EU. Major horticultural produce in the region includes pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, avocado, mango, orange, passion fruit, apples, bananas, raspberries, beans, asparagus, snow peas and chilies. Cash crops include: tea, cotton, coffee, pyrethrum, sugar cane, sisal, horticultural crops, oil-crops, cloves, tobacco, coconut and cashew and macadamia nuts. Most farmers are small holder farmers who farm on an average of one to two acres. Vivo Fresh supports these farmers in several ways. Through our well-trained field managers, we ensure that all the processes for quality farming are ensured by teaching the farmers best practices.