Sunvado is a brand new organic avocado processing facility in Ethiopia. The Sunvado factory has successfully completed its first test-runs and is now ramping up production. The first products should be ready for export soon.
With this new project, Tradin Organic will be able to bring organic virgin avocado oil and organic refined avocado oil to the market.
The organic avocados are not grown on large scale commercial plantations. Instead, they grow on organic coffee farms, where the farmers use the avocado trees to provide shade for their coffee. Before the opening of the Sunvado processing facility, the organic avocado farmers did not have access to an export market for their avocados. Some of the avocados were sold on the local market at very low prices, but most of the avocados were not collected or harvested and left to rot.
Now that the Sunvado facility is up-and-running, the farmers can obtain a better price for their avocados. In addition, there is now a decent organic certification for the farmers, which gives them access to a Premium organic price.