Natural Habitats’ social and participative production model has been providing economic and social benefits to hundreds of small farm holders and communities in Ecuador. We are fully committed to social development and small farmers inclusion, for that reason we are pleased to announce that we have expanded our operations into Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone is located in West Africa, from where palm trees are native. It hosts white beaches, rainforests, savannas and marshes as well as an elevated mountainous part in the east.
The country has important mineral, agricultural and fishery resources that could lead to economic growth if managed in a sustainable way. However, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world, where income inequality is relatively high. 70% of the population lives below the poverty line and 26% in extreme poverty.
Farmers have been traditionally growing palm trees as a subsistence crop interspersed with other crops in small-scale farming systems. We are aware how important cultural traditions are for people’s happiness and social equilibrium, for that reason we guarantee the preservation of this practice, while we empower and support the farmers and communities in the implementation of organic practices, and fair trade conditions.
Our mill and operations are located in Yele Town, in the center of Sierra Leone. We collect palm fruit from the villagers and transport it to the mill where it is processed and exported to our headquarters in the Netherlands.
We are currently working to combine organic palm oil production practices, with social development programs to alleviate social inequalities and reduce extreme poverty for more than 300 farmers, their families and communities.
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Half of an avocado
250 ml fresh orange juice.
Natural Products Expo is largest and the most important trade show on the east coast and Natural Habitats is delighted to be a part of it;
Natural Habitats is eager to meet, connect and engage with like-minded businesses and customers that share our credo of sustainable and organic production for a more responsible and social world;
Natural Habitats is excited to see the mixture of different cultures at the Natural Products Expo and learn more about their heritage and typical products;
We are really excited to showcase our Natural Habitats products on our booth (number #2222) and to hear your opinion about them using the hashtags #nh #redpalmoilnh.