• gender woman
  • agroforest
  • community
  • SAP traceability
  • BHL Balmed gender woman hp
  • balmed start enivironment new
  • Creating jobs in rural areas
  • Organic cocoa agroforest
  • Foster community empowerment and local ownership
  • Mobile Point of Sales traceability system
  • Promoting gender equality
  • Protect the ecosystem

Sustainable Agriculture

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

Traceability

Traceability

Balmed sources cocoa and robusta coffee from over 13.000 small scale farmers in Sierra Leone. Before entering the Balmed Certification Programm, every farmer must be registered within the system and get a unique farmer code.

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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 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.

Moringa Fund Manager visiting Balmed cocoa plantations

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Moringa Fund Manager visiting Balmed cocoa plantations

The newly established Moringa Partnership Fund is an international investment vehicle focussing on sustainable agriculture business models. The fund is backed by the swiss based Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild, a part of the Edmond de Rothschild Group and the French National Forest Office (ONFI) as technical advisor to the fund. The fund manager Martin Poulsen visited Balmed and the cocoa plantations to learn more about Balmed´s Blockfarming system and the Sierra Leonean cocoa sector.

Successful first round at the 3rd CFC Call For Proposals

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Successful first round at the 3rd CFC Call For Proposals

Balmed successfully passed the first round of the 3rd Call for Proposals of the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC). A sitemanager from the Common Fund will be visiting Balmed in January 2014, to see the companies operational structures and discuss further investment options. The Common Fund for Commodities is also the TA (Technical Assistance) Manager of the African Trade and Investment Fund (AATIF). The Balmed Proposal will be presented during the 53rd meeting of the Consultative Committee of the CFC held in Amsterdam.

Balmed plants 400 hectar cocoa in a joint partnership with AMS B.V. under the Private Sector Investment Programme

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Balmed plants 400 hectar cocoa in a joint partnership with AMS B.V. under the Private Sector Investment Programme

In a joint partnership with the Dutch Private Sector Investment Programme (PSI) Balmed establish 400 hectar cocoa plantation in close cooperation with the Dutch agriculture firm AMS B.V. as lead implementing agency. The project is a partnership between Theobroma B.V., Capitol Trading Company, Commodity Trading Company and Balmed Holdings, jointly forming AMS B.V. The project outcome will be a 1000 hectar cocoa plantation using the Blockfarming System and 280 youths benefiting from increased income through the sales of cocoa and intercrops.

Contact Us

Phone:
+232 76 649660

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

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