MAHAUVA OPENING CEREMONY
Leading North American and European buyers are following the global trend for the ever increasing demand for organic and fairtrade certified products. Bio Foods ensures that organic and fairtrade teas are available to our buyers to fulfill this demand. Towards this end, the Maha-Uva project was initiated. By utilizing a Pelton hydro-power system, this project ensures an organic production facility with no carbon emissions and a zero carbon footprint. This contributes to over two decades of Bio Foods history in sustainable, eco-friendly food production.
On the 10th of November 2016, Maha-Uva began processing of a new range of green and black teas, provided by small-farmers affiliated with the project, according to the sustainable ‘Farmer-Outgrower’ model. Prior to engaging with this project, these farmers were merely daily paid workers, but are now educated and trained to farm under a sustainable organic program. The internal control system (ICS) of the Maha-Uva project is completely regulated by Bio Foods, which ensures that no chemical contamination is possible.