Timini – Burkina Faso
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In 2016, Westfalia Fruit acquired a share in Timini, a local operation that sources mangoes from smallholder farmers and dries the product for export to Europe and the USA. Burkina Faso has a surplus of mangoes with cultivars that are suitable for drying. Westfalia’s investment in Timini resulted in the company building a new state-of-the-art drying facility in Burkina Faso. This expansion increased the volume of mangoes sourced from smallholder growers. Timini currently sources mango from over 2000 smallholder growers, which gives the business a massive social footprint. Timini in peak season employs 1200 people.
Timini also assists small drying businesses in exporting through Westfalia’s marketing channels to the EU. The operation currently works with 12 micro-businesses in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali.