MEANS ‘AFRICA’ IN BAMBARA
WHICH IS THE NATIVE LANGUAGE IN MALI
Like most ventures, the story of Farafena begins with a thought. A thought rooted in the idea that the world is a connected community and we all have something substantial to offer to the progress of the planet. Our particular offering hails from the village of Tabakoro in Southern Mali. Generations of farmers have cultivated the soil to produce grains that have sustained the people of West Africa for millennia. It is our desire to deliver the abundance of goods from Africa to every corner of the world. We aspire to promote health and sustainability through our offerings of nutritious grains and produce and an equitable exchange with the local farmers. We thank you for joining Farafena in our journey to elevate the well-being of the world one community at a time.
Our team believes in the shared value between business and community. Our collective vision for the future of nutrition drives us forward everyday. The Farafena team comprises of people who understand the potency of collaboration and our operations in Vancouver and Tabakoro reflect this deep seeded belief. We work with local farmers to deliver quality, nutritious and socially responsible products to the world.
Meet the Agricultural Entrepreneurs
has been harvesting baobab for 18 years. She has been fortunate enough to learn all the right technique from her fellow experienced farmers.
has harvested baobab for the past 18 years, which has allowed Koura to support her family.
‘s life has been saved because of Baobab cultivation for the past 10 years.
has been through many day to day struggles while harvesting baobab to make sure her family is looked after.
finds strength to head out to work everyday and never lets the hardship phase her, knowing that she will have money to look after her family.
has been harvesting baobab for 14 years. Niènèkoura shared that her biggest struggle is the long walking distance required to reach her farms.
has been harvesting baobab for 15 years. She has been able to get out of debt and move on with a brighter future.
has been harvesting baobab for 10 years. Her weekly work is rewarded by her being able to provide for her family.
Meet Our Team
Oumar Barou Togola
President & Founder
VP of Operations
Advisor & Product Development
Advisor & Investor
Advisor & Investor