At Natural Extracts Industries, Ltd. we are proud of the high-quality standards we have set for sustainable vanilla production in Tanzania. Each year we strive to improve the processes from planting, cultivation, pollination, harvesting, purchasing and finally the curing. How vanilla from other countries comes to market has been the target of mystery and sometimes even stories of farmer exploitation.
Aarti Mahajan, who joined the NEI team to lead the initiative to deploy an ICT platform, called Source Trace, to our farmer network says, “Source Trace provides complete visibility of our vanilla from the farm to our factory. The ease of use of the interface allows us to distribute tablets with the Source Trace application to our lead farmers. Source Trace is a powerful tool that allows the NEI team to access real-time data anytime from anywhere in the world.”