Our ambition is to combine economic viability with Social and Environmental commitments for responsible sourcing
At Famboléna we support the development of profitable agricultural chains by relying on the modernization of family farms.
We are convinced that these chains have to be backed by a buoyant market that could offer fair compensation to all players. Under these conditions, value chains based on smallholders' productions will be the trigger of a harmonious development for rural communities respecting the future of next generations.
Focus on family farms:
Rural communities still represent a preponderant part of the populations of Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, Asia and South America. These communities largely depend on agricultural productions mainly carried out by small family farms.
At Famboléna we believe in the future of these farms. Indeed, we believe that they could offer better living conditions to populations and grant a better future to their children than being a labor on large industrial farms.
We believe that if agro-industrial value chains are fair and respectful of the planet, these chains will support the professionalization of smallholders. It will help them organize themselves in order to enhance their skills, acquire new techniques and gain access to more profitable markets.
Then, the income generated by these farms would have a strong impact on the development of the rural communities in which they operate. They are better integrated into the life of rural communities and more diversified than industrial farms. Therefore, they offer better resilience to climatic, economic and political hazards.
Famboléna supports the development of such agricultural chains with a concern for economic performance, sustainability as well as social and environmental responsibility.
Our activities cover the entire value chain, from technical support to smallholders to purchase and conditioning of their production. We operate more particularly in Africa and South-East Asia but this does not exclude actions in other regions of the world.
Backing agricultural production chains to a profitable market:
Access to a remunerative market is essential to the development of an agricultural sector. This factor is often the one limiting the development of food commodity chains. Involving one or more economic operators seeking responsible sourcing in the development of a value chain is a guarantee of sustainability. They can offer a reliable market with stable volumes and prices. Their requirements in terms of quality, traceability, compliance with delivery schedules and production costs will also be factors of progress for the various players all along the chain.
The entire chain must be built taking in consideration the requirements of the market: quality standards, traceability, conditioning, ... Products must deliver the values that match with customers' expectations.
Offer fair remuneration to all stakeholders all along the agricultural chains
We believe that a sustainable production chain should allow all the players to influence decisions and orientations. Every stakeholder should receive a fair compensation for his contribution to the value chain. It is important that everyone, and particularly the producers, receive fair remuneration for their work. The development of a sector should not happen at the expense of one of the actors. Not to forget the intermediaries. They are often poorly considered but are sometimes essential to the chain.
While offering a fair remuneration to all the actors all along the chain, the total production cost must be compatible with economic constraints of the market.
Respect of the environment as a guarantee of the sustainability of agricultural chains
Preserving the environment and reducing the impact of activities throughout the agricultural production chain are at the heart of our concerns. It is an absolute necessity that the development of an agricultural chain will not compromise the development of the future generations.
We pay a particular attention to the management of soil fertility, the maintenance of biodiversity and the management of water resources. We believe in the significant benefits of incorporating agroforestry into technical itineraries and in a limited and reasoned use of phytosanitary products when they can't be avoid.