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which shows the mango cooperatives work to produce Fairtrade Organic dried mangoes and cashew nuts - and the benefits this work brings to the communities.

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sourced from Burkina Faso

Tropical Wholefoods have been purchasing dried mangoes and cashews from Fair Trade Company Gebana Afrique in Burkina Faso for more than ten years.  

 

Gebana Afrique purchase Fairtrade Organic dried mangoes from seventeen different rural cooperatives and associations in the South of Burkina Faso.   They also purchase Fairtrade organic cashew nuts and run a cashew processing facility themselves.

 

Every year, thousands of tonnes of fresh mangoes and cashews are processed in the local processing facilities. The vast majority of people working on the  mangoes and cashews are women.

 

Mango and cashews brings three fold benefit to the cooperatives.

The fresh fruit farmers benefit from sales, the women doing the processing gain from paid employment.  Then in addition, there is the Fairtrade social premium which benefits the whole community.

Adult literacy, new water sources, bicycles and cereal banks are just some examples of what the social premium has been spent on by co-operatives.

 

Since 2009, Comic Relief have funded a project under their Trade Programme to develop Biogas as an energy source for the Mango drying Cooperatives, to improve the overall efficiency of mango drying technology, to tackle mango pests, and to reduce the use of wood as fuel in cashew processing.

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All our mangoes are Fairtrade and Organic Certified, and 100% free from preservatives or added sugars. The varieties used for drying are Brookes and Amelies Mangoes chosen for their full beautiful mango flavour.

Fairtrade and Organic soft bite bar packed full of flavour containing over 30% Organic Fairtrade Mango. No artificial additives, colourings or preservatives. Suitable for vegans.

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Fairtrade and Organic snack bar made from five dried fruits blended with a little apple juice. One of your 5 a day portions of fruit. No artificial additives, colourings or preservative.

Lamb Tagine with Mango and Apricots

The fruity, warm spice flavours in this gorgeous, easy dish take your tastebuds on a trip to North Africa.

cooking with dried mango

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall Mango Chutney

This is great with cheese and cold meats, curries and dahls. Works well using sun dried apricots or bananas instead of dried mango.

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please contact rachel@tropicalwholefoods.com

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