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1 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 1 KAITE Social Investment in Zimbabwe Presented by Linda Ramcke GSEC 2008 University of Washington Seattle

2 KAITE Vision: improving the social and economic living standards of small-scale farmers and landless people in Zimbabwe KAITE - TrustKAITE - Company HIV/AIDS and health care Schools Support of orphans Cultivation and cultivation advice Training in organic farming Marketing and sales of high-quality organic products Processing NON-PROFIT FOR PROFIT Farmers and landless people Families and communities of farmers Organic certification

3 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 3 The KAITE - Company organic staple food crops organic dried herbs and spices organic essential oils Our Products main customers in Europe,later North America and Asia + double-digit market growth rates + small quality-orientated market + purely organic + unique product - difficult political situation in Zimbabwe The Market

4 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 4 Our answer to the situation in Zimbabwe + high impact on poverty reduction + abundant labour at competitive cost + Zimbabwe - a proven model + political safeguard

5 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 5 The Team in Zimbabwe René Fischer (Adviser in biological cultivation in charge of hub gardens) Peter Kumbawa (magistrate in Harare and senior partner, legal and administrative issues of the KAITE Trust ) Jeremy Brook (CEO of National Foods Zimbabwe advisor on KAITE’s charity work ) Dominikus Collenberg (management organic farming) Linda Ramcke (Implementation of Trust and PR) Melissa Fernandes (administration)

6 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 6 KAITE Company - Current Status wild collection and production of essential oil together with 12 families of landless people October: preparation of demonstration fields (27 hectar) December: EU organic certification 2007 2008 participation at Biofach 2008 in Nuremberg cooperation with 100 farmers

7 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 7 Profit and Loss Statement KAITE 2007 - 2009 Year 2007Year 2008Year 2009 US$ Profit / Loss-$9.512,00$920,00$33.020,00 20% of Profit for Trust$0,00$184,00$6.604,00 Financial Overview

8 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 8 SROI implemented by KAITE Trust Activities to date in two communities near Harare Impact on farmers and their communities employment and income generation improvement of land training for organic agriculture education health: HIV/AIDS and general medical care

9 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 9 Thank you for your attention! www.KAITE.biz

10 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 10  Seventy-five percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas.  Growth in agriculture is on average at least twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth outside agriculture.  Pro-poor agricultural growth is centered on smallholder farmers. Source: World Bank World Development Report 2008: Policy Brief Agriculture and Poverty Reduction

11 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 11 Our Partners Silveira House Training Centre of Zimbabwe Jesuits (www.silveira.co.zw)www.silveira.co.zw Kufunda Village (www.kufunda.org) Use of Land and Training Centres Connection to rural communities

12 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 12 Example: Gross Margin for KAITE

13 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 13 Example: Gross Margin for a Small Scale Farmer

14 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 14 KAITE‘s Products Eucalyptus Lemongrass Marjoram Basil Lippia Javanica Mint Sesame Lavender Tagetes Minuta Oregano Tea Tree Eucalyptus Parsley Sesame Seed Basil Ginger Flakes Tarragon Bay Leaves Ground Nuts Birds Eye Chillies Oregano Dill Tips Maize Sorghum Wheat Soy Beans In order to provide continued food security: organic staple food crops e.g. For retail, catering and food manufacturing industries: dried herbs and spices e.g. For flavour and fragrance industries: organic essential oils e.g.

15 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 15 main customers in Europe, later North America and Asia target customers in Germany: Anika Aroma Kosmetik, Primavera, Weleda, and WalaVita Dr Hauschka in France: Decléor, Weleda, and Sanoflore in the US: Aveda in the United Kingdom:Organic Blue Health Our Customers flavour and fragrance industries retail, catering and food manufacturing industries communities and ourselves Marketing and Sales

16 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 16 Relationship Trust - Company Percentage of Income of KAITE Trust from Sources other than KAITE Company

17 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 17 The Situation in Zimbabwe lowest life excpectancy worldwide unemployment rate 80 per cent food, electricity, water and petrol shortages dominate daily life international isolation collapse of agriculture after land reform Main Opportunities and Challenges + high impact on poverty reduction + easy to certify soil organically + abundant labour - access to agricultural land - hyperinflationary environment - poor infrastructure

18 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 18 How does it work? Organic farmining training Training is free and open for all interested Use farmer‘s land or land on partner organisation‘s premises use their land or land of our partner organisations We have the processing equipment to the farmers They process We organise the certification We sell the products They commit for 10 years because of certification Trust invests in the community

19 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 19 KAITE – Overview The Company – the commercial arm private company based in Zimbabwe, cultivation, production, and sale of high-quality organic products in cooperation with Zimbabwean small-scale farmers training of farmers The Trust – the non-commercial arm supports KAITE’s activities both financially and conceptually with crèches and schooling, assistance for local orphanages, HIV/AIDS counselling organic herbal and medicinal supplements for the ill

20 K now How for A frican Organic Farmers I mpetus T raining and E mpowerment 20 KAITE - Vision Our Vision sustainable human and economic development for small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe long-term engagement for a country and its people be a model for other companies in focusing on long-term commitment Our Focus organic farming


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