Our partner in Ghana

a partnership for sustainable
tropical dried fruit​

Cooperation with Bomarts in Ghana

Bomarts and yourharvest have been pursuing a common goal since the beginning of their cooperation: the formation of a supply chain for sustainably and fairly produced dried mangoes. This intensive commitment supports the development of a local company that produces in accordance with the highest production and sustainability standards and creates jobs locally.

In recent years Bomarts has become one of the most important partners for yourharvest. yourharvest is on site several times a year to work with Bomarts to design solutions and monitor progress in the field. The product portfolio has been expanded and includes today dried mango, pineapple, papaya, coconut and bananas. The team is currently working on converting a part of its own mango and pineapple production to organic farming.



Overview of certifications


OUR CONTRIBUTION​
TRANSPARENT SUPPLY CHAIN
We create transparency. Transparency in procurement, production, and all the way to the customers in Europe.
FARMING FINANCING
Financing for the establishment of a professional organic mango farm with drip irrigation.
EXPANSION OF FACTORY
Supporting the factory in expanding its capacities, for example by the pre-financing drying plants. ​
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
On-going development of the products in collaboration with customers and Bomarts.​
ESTABLISHMENT OF A COOPERATIVE
Development of a Fairtrade cooperative for procurement of certified mangos from small holders.​
SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS
Evaluation and development of joint projects at cultivation and processing level.
«The history of Bomarts began 30 years ago as a farm for fresh pineapples. I am proud that by adding value we have become one of the largest vertically integrated drying plants in West Africa.»
ANTHONY BOTCHWAY
Founder & Owner BOMARTS
«Bomarts is not only one of the most important employers in the region, but also offers its employees good working conditions. The partnership with yourharvest has enabled the company to grow and increase its production. This creates new jobs in our village.»
AMEMAZIOR PASHINGTON
Factory employee BOMARTS
«The cultivation of mango and pineapple is very challenging. We have deliberately chosen the location of our plantations strategically so that the climatic conditions are optimal, and the soil is fertile.»
EMMANUEL TETTEH
Worker Pineapple plantation BOMARTS
«Empowerment means developing something you really believe in. We want to become successful farmers and entrepreneurs. We founded the cooperative to get better prices for our mangos. Today the cooperative has 35 members.»
WISDOM ODONKOR
President Adumanya Kooperative
«The cooperation with Bomarts goes far beyond a customer-supplier relationship. Mutual support and trust are the basis of our joint success story.»
PASCAL SCHWARZ
CEO yourharvest


HOLISTIC SUSTAINABILITY APPROACH AT BOMARTS
FAIRTRADE STANDARD
FAIRTRADE STANDARD
Ensuring Fairtrade standard on all farms and in the whole factory. Fairtrade certification ​since 2001.
SUPPORT OF SMALL HOLDERS
SUPPORT OF SMALL HOLDERS
Establishment of cooperatives, fair purchase contracts, pre-financing, access to production material and support in certification.
ORGANIC FARMING
ORGANIC FARMING
Developing professional organic farms with a long-term vision and under difficult climatic conditions.​
DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Blockfarm* project in cooperation with GIZ and trainings within the IHD Hortifresh programme​.

* Blockfarm* project in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and ​trainings within the IHD Hortifresh programme. The latter aims to raise the quality of fruits and vegetables produced in Ghana and Ivory Coast and stimulate innovation.

Sustainability Report 2020

Sustainability Report 2020

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