START YOUR TOMATO POWDER MANUFACTURING BUSINESS IN AFRICA
Start tomato powder manufacturing in Africa, to replace the imported, mass-produced brands, is now possible with the collaboration of experts in the field of food processing: UK-based Africa Processing.
Africa Processing provide Starter Kits for anyone willing to start manufacturing tomato based products in Africa. Our Starter Kits consist in detailed quotations specifying the cost and technical characteristics of the necessary equipment for the implementation of your project as well as a description of the manufacturing process.
As part of our Starter Kit for the manufacture of tomato powder, we also send you the contact details of the machine manufacturers, so you can buy the equipment directly from them without any intermediation cost. You will also receive two documents that will help you draft your regional market study and business plans and that can be presented to raise funds with banks and local administrations.
TOMATO POWDER MANUFACTURING IN AFRICA - THE OPPORTUNITY
The idea behind this project comes from a recurring problem in Africa: managing the excess tomato production, which farmers cannot get to market.
Today, this surplus is rotting. The project aims to avoid this waste and re-insert this overproduction into the consumption chain. In addition, in times of scarcity, consumers resort to the often imported tomato concentrates.
The project aims, using innovative means, to transform the surplus production of fresh tomatoes into preservable powder, which will be offered for mass consumption in times of tomato shortage.
The principle of the transformation of the tomato into powder:
Excess tomato production is washed and sorted, then sliced and dehydrated using the dryer. These tomato slices are then crushed, the powder obtained is packaged in small sachets. To facilitate the preparation of ready meals, a small amount of spices is added to the dried tomato before grinding. It also has a shelf life of one and a half year.
Impact of the project:
- Allow tomato farmers to sell all their production.
- Improve their income and promote the financial independence as they are often organized in rural cooperatives.
- Create jobs to transform the tomato into tomato powder.
- Bring a solution to the problem of tomato shortage outside the production period.
- The sachets of tomato powder are sold only during periods of absence of fresh tomatoes on the market.
Designation of the necessary equipment:
- Tomato washer
- Tomato sorter
- Tomato cutter
- Dryer for fruits and vegetables
- Dried tomato grinder
- Dried tomato powder bagging machine
TOMATO POWDER MANUFACTURING IN AFRICA - OUR STARTER KIT
As part of our Starter Kit for this project, we are providing you with the following information:
- The detailed quotation for the production line with the contact details for the manufacturers,
- The manufacturing process for tomato powder,
- The total electricity and water consumption,
- Contact details of suppliers for the packaging.