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    A Fair Trading Partner
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    Building a Stronger Africa
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Product Range

Macadamia Nuts

We source high quality macadamia nuts from our network of small-scale farmers around Mount Kenya and Taita Hills.

Cashew Nuts

The very best cashew Nuts grown along Kenya’s Coast.


Nuts and Oil

We produce organic and fair trade certified oils from macadamia Seeds, Baobab Seeds and Sesame

QUALITY AND CERTIFICATIONS

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CERTIFICATIONS

About TENSENSES

Our Brand

Ten Senses Africa (TSA) Limited was founded in 2010 as the world’s first Fair Trade macadamia and cashew producer. ‘Ten Senses’ refers to the ten values we believe in: Creativity, Integrity, Justice, Equal Opportunity, Community, Environment, Quality Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Mystery, and Humor

Fair Trade

Ten Senses Africa (TSA) being fair-trade certified enterprise; we are dedicated to fair trade and ethical business practices. We guarantee that we purchase all of our macadamia and cashew nuts at a price that enables the growers to improve their living standards and develop their businesses.

Mission

To develop a sustainable Social Enterprise that manages a value chain for Fair Trade nuts in a way that builds a stronger Africa.

Vision

To become the leading exporter of Organic / Fair Trade products from East Africa thus improving the livelihoods of 1 million smallholder farmers in the next 10 years.

How we do it!

Our Intervention

TSA exists to provide market access to thousands of small-scale growers of macadamia and cashew nuts who are currently taken advantage of by the middlemen.

We expect that the introduction of Fair Trade/ Organic principles will result in stable and increased production, higher quality product and stable markets for Kenyan farmers.


Our Impact

We have developed registered fair trade farmer groups of Macadamia and Cashew nuts in Kenya and Rwanda with a total footprint of about 62,000 farmers and have started our organic certification process covering 40 % of our farmers and hope to scale it up to 100% in the next 3 years.

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Our Process

  1. Transporting and Drying

    Nuts from all our partner farms are collected farm to farm, and then loaded and transported to the processing plant.

  2. Grading and Cracking

    After drying, we grade the nuts into styles or sizes.

  3. Sorting

    Now that the nuts are cracked, we sort out any damaged or discolored nuts, and broken shells.

  4. Production and Processing

    The cracking, drying, sorting, grading, and quality control of our nuts are performed in the TSA facility located in Nairobi.

  5. Shipping

    Shipped to their destination

Our Team

Boniface Nganga
General Manager- Operations
Mr. Bonface Directs and coordinate activities of the various departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, and/or distribution of products.He has previously worked with Finch travels limited for 10 yrs as the operations manager gaining the necessary skills for his current position.
Caroline Kiptoo
Executive Assistant
Carol holds a Business Management and Information technology Degree with 4 years experience in administrative duties. Carol is in charge of carrying out all office administrative tasks including assisting in the smooth running of all executive roles for senior management. She does this by Preparing reports, collecting and analyzing information. She is involved in staff training and development while Maintaining management information systems (manual or computerized)
John Wachira
Projects Assistant
Having worked in a food exporting company for 5 years, Mr. Wachira brings with him a wealth of experience and skills. He holds a bachelors degree of Science in Agriculture from The University of Nairobi. He has been tasked to coordinate all field projects and ensuring the field trainings is done as per the set company standards. He previously worked for SACDEP and FPEAK. He currently overseas over 10,000 contracted farmers in Kenya and Rwanda.
Erick Mugambi
Quality Assurance Supervisor
Mr. Eric ensures consistent quality of production by developing and enforcing good automated manufacturing practice systems; validating processes; providing documentation and managing staff. He handles all issues concerning food and health safety in the company. He ensures that the products are of the highest quality possible at any given time. He has more than 5 years working experience in this line of work. Previously Eric Worked for Promasidor Kenya Ltd a respectable food processing company in East Africa.
Edwin Gakumbi
Finance Manager
Edwin brings to the team nearly 7 years experience as a finance expert and practitioner; he worked previously for 5 years in a successful food processing and export company. Edwin holds a B.A Commerce from University of Nairobi and CPA (k) qualifications.
Allan Bussard
Marketing Director Europe
Since founding Integra in 1995, Allan Bussard has led development activities in East Africa, with work in CSR, fair trade
Frank Omondi
Managing Director
With experience in managing different large project portfolios in the tourism sector for over 10 years, Mr. Frank has extensive knowledge in corporate governance, community capacity building, financial management and planning. Since joining TSA in 2013, he has been able to oversee a fourfold growth achievement to the current production capacity which is still expanding. He has previously worked at the Ministry of Tourism and has been a director in Finch Travels Limited for 7 years. He is responsible for implementing company policy and any changes to it. As the aims of the business are focused towards growth, profits and increasing shareholder return, it is his responsibility to ensure that the company strategy is geared towards this..
Diana Asetto
HR Consultant
Diana is a professional in human resource and talent management with over 8 years of experience in the NGO sector. She holds a degree in Psychology from Daystar University and an MBA in Human Resource Management from Kenyatta University. She develops, advises on and implements policies relating to the effective use of personnel within an organization by ensuring that training and development opportunities are available to employees to enhance their performance and achieve the employer's business aims.
Vincent Owino
Grants Manager
Vincent is the Newest Member of the team having joined TSA in 2016. Vincent holds a masters Degree in international Development from the University of Manchester and has over 10 years working experience in the grants and projects domain. Vincent previously worked for Philips East Africa, where he managed their projects in 5 countries in East Africa. He is responsible for developing strategies and successfully securing funds from corporations and foundations for the company by providing oversight for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of all corporate and foundation prospects.
Samuel Marangu
Production Manager
Joined TSA in 2016, very experienced member of the team, having worked at Cocacola for 2 years and previously at crown foods a portable water bottling company. He is German Trained – Doeler!!! and family still grows macadamia. He is involved in the pre-production (planning) stage as well as the production stage. A large part of his work involves dealing with both permanent and casual workers within the production department; the technical management, supervision and control of the production processes.
Herb Liberman
TSA North America
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Our PROJECTS

TSA Kenya and Rwanda Project Overview

Since 2008, TSA has been working with smallholder farmers in Kenya to grow organic macadamia and cashew for export. We have strong relationships with local farmers groups who are trained by qualified agronomists and certified to produce quality macadamia nuts. TSA works with farmers groups in Embu, Meru, Tharaka Nithi in upper eastern, Muranga, Nyeri and Kirinyaga in Central region and Taita Taveta in the coast region.

TSA also works with cashew farmers in Lamu, Kilifi and Kwale counties in coastal region. So far TSA is currently working with a total of 13,799 certified farmers.. We plan to double this number for farmers to gain from organic scheme. 10,000 registered farmers out of which 6,000 are certified. We have engaged 28 field officers (agronomists) for purposes of information dissemination in the areas with close proximity to the propagation areas.

These agronomists are responsible for the farmer’s registration and recruitment in to organic certification schemes, training and identification of potential areas of expansion. More so, they follow up on farm inspection and compliance to the major certification schemes FLO and Organic. TSA applies a unique approach which involves buying raw nuts directly from farmers using the current IT and or social media platforms for processing and export to Europe and the US. This enables farmers to gain premium and higher prices on their products hence reducing the risks of exploitation through middlemen.

VEIW SOME OF OUR PROJECTS BELOW

TSA oil seed project

TSA has entered into a partnership with SlovakAid to implement a project aimed at strengthening the Kenyan oil seed value chain in order to help farmers enhance new products, new processing and capacity to exploit new markets.

TSA Rwanda Macadamia Project

TSA is currently in partnership with BTC Trade for Development in Rwanda to expand macadamia nut crop in Rwanda. The project aims at training at least 15 field officers who will identify and register 500 smallholder farmers organize them into groups after which they will be trained and certified in fair-trade and organic schemes.

TSA - ADRA Partnership

TSA is currently partnering with ADRA Kenya through the support of SlovakAid to economically empower smallholder farmers in Busia County. This project aims at training 500 farmers on organic farming and Fair Trade in order to grow quality sesame for exports. .

Farm Africa Cashew nut value chain development

Low productivity of cashew nuts is strongly associated with the age of the trees. Tensenses has initiated tree nurseries as a way of boosting farmer’s production and increase volumes hence increasing household incomes in future.

corporate partnerships

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

PAKKA:

TSA Enjoys nearly a decade of mutual partnership with Pakka in offering Fair Trade and Organic nuts from East Africa


Slovak Aid:

Slovakaid is the official development assistance from the Slovak Republic aimed at enhancing sustainable and equitable development in the world.

TSA is currently partnering with SlovakAid to implement a project aimed at strengthening the Kenyan oil seed value chain in order to help farmers enhance new products, new processing and capacity to exploit new markets.

http://www.slovakaid.sk/en

BTC (Belgian Development Agency)

BTC is the Belgian Development Agency focusing on advancing development programs aimed at building a sustainable and fair world

TSA is currently in partnership with BTC Trade for Development in Rwanda to expand macadamia nut crop in Rwanda. The project aims at training at least 15 field officers who will identify and register 500 smallholder farmers organize them into groups after which they will be trained and certified in fair-trade and organic schemes.

https://www.btcctb.org/

Farm Africa

Farm Africa works with communities, the private sector and governments to ensure the most effective ways to increase food production.

TSA has partnered with Farm Africa to develop cashew nut tree seedling nurseries in Kilifi and Kwale as a way of boosting farmer’s production and increase volumes hence increasing household incomes in future. So far, a total of 25,000 Cashew tree seedlings have been raised in this project.

http://www.farmafrica.org/

ADRA Kenya

ADRA Kenya is part of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) global humanitarian network, operating in 126 countries. ADRA Kenya has been a consistent player in food security, with a key focus on building the capacity of households through long-term development partnerships..

TSA is currently partnering with ADRA Kenya through the support of SlovakAid to economically empower smallholder farmers in Busia County. This project aims at training 500 farmers on organic farming and Fair Trade in order to grow quality sesame for exports.

http://www.adrakenya.org/

World Concern

World Concern is a Christian global relief and development agency extending opportunity and hope to people facing extreme poverty.

TSA has partnered with World Concern to support cashew tree nursery seedlings in Lamu.

http://worldconcern.org/

Get in touch

Kenya

Office Line + 254700682830+ 254721956664
Frank Omondi - General Manager

+254 722 214 932 / +254 721 815 616
frank.omondi@tensenses.com