Preservation with a new taste!
At Chashi Foods, promoting sustainable food consumption and preserving the environment governs our work. We are the first enterprise in Southern Africa to use the Sparky Dryer, a recent innovation with an efficiency 5 times that of conventional solar dryers. Our product recipes were developed at a leading agricultural science university in Costa Rica.
Mission Statement: produce preserved food products of high quality & value for consumers, whilst reducing food waste.
Vision: To be the best preserved food products and services in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Learn more about us and join us in bringing about positive change.
WHY WE CARE
In 2019, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation reported that
post-harvest losses account for 30 % of food waste annually. This presents a
major concern in food security including the additional environmental
consequences from the emission of greenhouse gases from decaying farm
produce. The Sub-Saharan Africa region experiences a magnified impact due
to lack of adequate and innovative food storage facilities as well as
insufficient knowledge in post-harvest management. Annually, farmers in this
region lose up to $4 billion USD due to post-harvest losses and they earn less
that $2 USD a day. According to Commercial Farmers Union of Zimbabwe,
the country’s post-harvest losses and food waste go as high as 40% due poor
transportation, handling and processing practices.
Chashi Foods (Pvt) LTD has a vision to invest in innovative solutions to reduce
post-harvest losses and food waste in Zimbabwe and across Sub-Saharan
Africa. We aim to collaborate with all relevant stakeholders in our value chain,
to lead and win in the fight for food preservation. Relevant stakeholders in our
context include but not limited to farmers, environmentally conscious NGOs,
Public sector, government institutions, retailers and consumers. We aim to
continue researching more advanced and sustainable practices in food
processing, with a bold mission of creating new ingredients for the consumers
we serve. We aim to introduce new and tasty natural ingredients, to allow
consumers to learn and enjoy recipes they never imagined before.