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Naledo: “The future of food needs to empower communities”

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“We’re showing that the future of food needs to not only be sustainable but also empower communities,” says Nareeno Switlo, COO of Naledo. Their Truly Turmeric paste was the winner of the New Food Product of the year award at the Food Matters Live Awards 2020.

A certified B Corp, Naledo is focused on being a truly social enterprise, saying, “Naledo was certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our customers.

Today, there are over 3,300 Certified B Corps in over 70 countries! We are proud to join them in redefining success in business, so that one day everyone uses business as a force for good. To learn more about our certification, check out our B Corp profile.”

Founded by mother/daughter team Umeeda and Nareena Switlo. Naledo aim to be a better business for better lives, sourcing sustainably and partnering with hundreds of small-scale growers to ensure they have a positive impact from forest to fridge.

Creating a fair supply chain

Naledo loves working directly with their growers. They buy their wild-crafted turmeric direct from their growers ensuring they get the best price for the turmeric. Their unique method of wild crafting means they do not require any additional agricultural inputs. Truly Turmeric is truly sustainable from forest to fridge. This also means their turmeric is coming straight from the heart of Belize, ensuring the flavour is as crisp and vivid as it should be.

Their growers are paid six times more than the average turmeric farmer. With this extra income growers are able to invest in quality education, health care, improved nutrition, and much more building a brighter, secure future for their families and communities.

To find out more about Naledo, and their mission, click here

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