The starting point for sustainable spice farming is strong and farmers should be able to both leverage and preserve the landscape’s natural wealth by growing spices and conserving some of the forest. But basic agroforestry isn’t enough without intensified and regenerative practices, a trajectory Grounded is well-positioned to support.
Although there are real challenges, in the context of the global spice trade Tanzania enjoys specific advantages. There is urgent demand for new sourcing regions that meet higher environmental and social standards; and growing attention on the health and medicinal properties of spices, especially those produced organically.
The opportunity is there for the small and medium-scale spice farming and farming-adjacent industries in Tanzania to enter a new cycle: one of abundance, where farmers and forests can both thrive; where high quality products can be regeneratively produced and efficiently sourced, so that local value-adding and domestic processing can flourish and in-turn, offer a fair and consistent profit back to the farmers.
We’re thrilled to be working with Trianon to expand their organic programme, increase traceability, and implement next-level regenerative agriculture techniques.