Ten Senses Africa
Most important facts
Pakka Fairtrade partner since:
Number of farmers:
5,000 (including 3,000 organic farmers)
Macadamia nuts, coffee, bananas, tea
EU organic, WFTO
Country and region:
Kenya, Taita-Taveta Province
About Ten Senses Africa
Ten Senses Africa Ltd (TSA) was founded in 2006 with the aim of ensuring that macadamia smallholders in Kenya receive a fair price for their goods and that the middleman is eliminated. Today, Ten Senses works with around 5,000 smallholders (including 3,000 organic farmers) in the Taita Hills and Meru regions around Mt. Kenya.
In its own “buying offices” in the fields and by using traceability software, TSA buys the macadamia nuts directly from the farmers, pays them directly and can ensure the traceability of the goods. This eliminates the middleman and leaves more money for the small farmers. The macadamia nuts are purchased at a price that allows the smallholders to improve their standard of living and expand their farms.
Ten Senses Africa has come a long way since its inception, from a small factory in Lukenya in eastern Kenya to today’s state-of-the-art processing facility in the Export Processing Zone on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi. The modern high-tech factory now employs around 450 people (80% of whom are female) and can crack and process around 10 tons of nuts per day.
The farmers behind the macadamias
Discover who they are, where they live and what working with Pakka means to them.