A producer of organic mango and other tropical fruits by-products and derivatives from smallholders in Mali
COMAFRUITS has been created in 2011 by Dino Ballestra, a successful entrepreneur in the dairy, juice and mineral water business in Europe and Amadou Ba, a highly qualified and experienced engineer who has spent his career managing sophisticated production units in Europe for more than 20 years.
Dino and Amadou wanted both to value the enormous untapped mango catchment in Mali and create a new industrial pole in Mali based on its own natural resources and wealth. Mangoes from Mali are probably among the most tasty, refined mangoes in the world. However, Mali is a landlocked country so farmers desperately need the support of a processing plant to take advantage of this natural blessing.
COMAFRUITS has built a state-of-the-art plant to process mangoes into purée, frozen cubes and very soon dried mangoes. COMAFRUITS is based in Sélingué 200 km South from Bamako, close to the Guinean boarder.
PRODUCTS DIRECT FROM SMALL FARMERS IN SOUTHERN MALI, GIVING REVENUES TO ISOLATED POPULATIONS THAT HAVE NO MARKET ACCESS
COMAFRUITS gives technical and financial support to a network of 3000 farmers in Mali and collects mango and other tropical fruits production from their own or community plantations. COMAFRUITS assists them in implementing the best agronomic practices and helps them obtaining and maintaining the organic certification.
Dino and Amadou had a vision of creating jobs and increasing farmers revenues in a very poor isolated region. The increasing demand in organic products in Europe and USA is a powerful leverage to reduce poverty even more through the premium granted by customers.
MANGO PUREE, FROZEN CUBES, DRIED MANGOES, MANGO CONCENTRATES AND NECTARS, zabaan and other tropical fruits on demand
COMAFRUITS processes all mango derivatives in one of the most modern plant in West Africa. Its products are organic, Fair Trade certified. The plant is also BRC certified in March and meets the highest sanitary standards.
The plant is equipped with versatile equipment and can process all kind of tropical fruits.
COMAFRUITS SUPPLIES LARGE FRUIT PROCESSORS, RETAIL, SNACK INDUSTRY, FRUIT JUICE PROCESSORS
COMAFRUITS supplies and will be able to supply:
- Mango puree in 230 Kg drums, 50Kg bags …
- Mango concentrate in 250 kg drums
- Frozen Cubes (starting June 2020)
- Dried Mango in 100 gr bags (starting September 2020)
- BRC Food (British Retail Consortium)
- Organically certified, EU Organic, USDA Organic with ECOCERT.
- Fair Trade certified with ECOCERT
- Halal and Kosher.
TRACK RECORD WITH LARGE CUSTOMERS
COMAFRUITS earned confidence of many large customers requiring high quality standards in several countries: