Natural Extracts Industries Ltd. (NEI)
Organization Type: Business
NEI was founded in 2011 with a vision to accelerate the prosperity of Tanzanian smallholders through local value addition of a new high-value cash crop. NEI began assisting farmers to plant vanilla in 2012 and established its current agro-processing facility in Tanzania in 2014; most recently, NEI opened a new subsidiary operation in Uganda in 2019.
At its factory in Moshi, Kilimanjaro, NEI produces cured vanilla pods, vanilla extract, and other natural flavour products for sale to the international home baking and specialty food markets. NEI’s vertically integrated supply chain model enables the company to remain globally competitive while creating more value in-country for its 5,000+ registered smallholder suppliers.
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