• Enhanced quality throughout certification and farmmanagement.
  • Sustainable cocoa and coffee production with Balmed Blockfarming©
  • Supreme cocoa quality from Sierra Leone
  • Balmed outplanted over 600 hectars of new cocoa plantations
  • Drying tables for fast drying and protection against rain
  • New cocoa plantations gurantee steady income for youths in rural areas

Sustainable Agriculture

If you plan for a decade, plant trees. If you plan for a century, educate people.

Watch our movie

In the 2010/11 season we did a movie about our company. Watch the video to see how we produce our goods.

BLOCKFARMING©

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The Balmed Blockfarming System© is a revolutionary land-use model for agricultural crops. Since the start of Balmed´s Blockfarming System©, the company outplanted over 600 ha new cocoa plantations and employed 500 youths in its farms.

Social Responsibility

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We believe in a fair and sustainable production. Our corporate responsibility do prohibitwill any form of childlabour, forced labour, gender gap and repression.

Balmed signed Funding Agreement with the African Enterprise Challenge Fund

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Balmed signed Funding Agreement with the African Enterprise Challenge Fund

Balmed Holdings signed a Funding Agreement with the African Enterprise Challenge Fund. (AECF) The company was granted an 800.000 $ facility to upscale the Blockfarming operations and plant another 3.000 acres of treecrops using the Blockfarming System. Balmed will furthermore diversify into cashew production targeting the northern parts of Sierra Leone. The project will result in 930 direct project beneficiaries and an average Net Benefit of 945 $ per household per year, when crops reach full maturity.

Balmed signed Trade Finance Agreement with the African Agriculture Trade and Investment Fund

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Balmed signed Trade Finance Agreement with the African Agriculture Trade and Investment Fund

In order to boost and increase its cocoa and coffee sales Balmed signed Trade Finance Agreement with the African Agriculture Trade and Investment Fund. (AATIF) The AATIF is an investment fund backed by the german development bank KfW, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Deutsche Bank as Investment Manager and the Common Fund for Commodities as Technical Assistance Manager. The AATIF public private partnership facility provides various funding sources ranging from loans to equity investment.

Balmed signed pilot agreement with SAP for implementation and test run of a newly developed Traceability Software App using smartphones.

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Balmed signed pilot agreement with SAP for implementation and test run of a newly developed Traceability Software App using smartphones.

In collaboration with the Mobile Empowerment Emerging Markets Research Department of the German based software firm SAP, Balmed is implementing a digital traceability system based on a mobile app, developed by SAP. The app is installed on smartphones, that are used by the Balmed staff to purchase products and track products through the whole supply chain digitally. The system clearly visualizes the operational areas and plantation sizes using GIS mapping. So far Balmed has submitted its masterdata to SAP for syncronisation and app configuration and has tested a first trial version of the app. The 2 year pilot shall „go live“ in the beginning of 2014. The digital product flow allows a exact monitoring of bying processes and gives a detailed overview of the total purchases and sales of the business.

Contact Us

Phone:
00232 76 625205

Address:
Balmed Holdings Ltd.
2b Africanus Road
Kissy Dockyard
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Africa

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