Why do we work with partners?
For several years, KASANA has been specialized in the creation of sustainable agricultural chains and in the commercialization of a range of organic, ethical and transparent products issued from these chains.
To extend this product range and continue to promote a sustainable agriculture, we have decided to select partners who share our values.
Like us, these partners place the direct contact with the local producers, environmental impact, fair trade and job creation at the center of their activities.
By working with KASANA, these partners benefit from logistical, commercial and technical support.
ORGANIC AMAZON NUTS
ORGANIC VOSTIZZA CURRANTS PDO
Our partner’s currants are produced from black Vostizza grapes. This variety, which has a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), is considered the highest quality currant. It is grown mostly in the mountainous regions of Aigio, in Greece, but is recognized worldwide for its unique flavors.
The production of black Corinthian grapes is one of the most difficult in the world. The harvest of this exceptional product is done by hand, on the slopes of the mountains of the area, at more than 700m above sea level.
After the harvest, the grapes are sun-dried in a 100% natural way, without sugar, sulfites or any other additive.
Almonds are a typical product of Italy. Our partner’s almonds are harvested in Sicily, in a small remote town in the province of Caltanissetta. This region, slightly in altitude, very sunny and surrounded by hills, enjoys ideal climatic and environmental conditions for the cultivation of almond trees.
In order to boost its economic activity, the region of Sicily provides land for farmers who want to start a project. This is what allowed Gabriele, our very young almond producer, to start his business in 2019. His estate, Azienda Di Mandorle bio, now covers 32 hectares of land where no less than 8,000 almond trees are planted.
Our organic Deglet Nour dates come from Algeria, where our producers uphold an ancestral expertise as “date masters” passed down through their family for seven generations. This profession is on the verge of disappearing in the village, which is why they are committed to ensuring its continuity and preservation for future generations.
The date palm plantations are located in the heart of the Algerian Sahara, in the historic Négrine area, an oasis where sustainable irrigation is practiced. The plots are preserved, allowing the maintenance of the natural habitat for thousands of rare insects and animals that contribute to the ecological balance of the oasis. Moreover, the facilities operate on solar energy.
Date cultivation holds great economic importance in Algeria, representing a significant portion of the country’s agricultural production and exports. As one of the world’s largest producers, date farming in Algeria generates local economic opportunities for farmers, creating jobs and generating income in many regions of the country.
Our organic pistachio supply chain is renowned for the exceptional quality of its products. Grown in the heart of Spain, in a region blessed with a warm and dry Mediterranean climate, ideal for pistachio cultivation, our pistachios are the result of unique expertise and a profound respect for the environment.
The harvest of our pistachios is carried out by nearly 400 producers who are part of a cooperative. They receive dedicated support and advanced technical training, enabling them to continuously enhance the quality of their products while preserving the natural lifecycle of the pistachio trees.
The producers’ stocks are purchased fairly and transparently, taking market prices into account. This approach ensures an equitable and sustainable relationship with the farmers, who are duly rewarded for their hard work. Following the harvest, the pistachios are carefully dried on-site on the very same day. This meticulous process optimizes the quality of the final product and, in turn, enhances the income of the producers.
ORGANIC & FAIRTRADE COCONUT
Origin: Sri Lanka
Our organic coconut farming focuses on sustainability, preserving the environment, and supporting social initiatives. We have strict standards in place to ensure responsible practices throughout our supply chain.
Deforestation is a significant challenge in coconut farming. To address this, our farmers practice agroforestry by planting coconut trees alongside other crops. This approach increases productivity while protecting the soil and biodiversity.
Coconut prices can be unstable, causing difficulties for farmers. To provide stability and economic security, we establish long-term contracts and offer pre-financing for crops.
We are proud to be Fairtrade certified, guaranteeing fair wages and good working conditions. Our workers earn at least 35% more than the industry average. Additionally, we promote local processing of coconut products, creating more jobs and diversifying production throughout the year.