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Cangro Agrifoods Inc. is a social enterprise that was incorporated in Ontario Canada for the purpose of providing supports to farmer and farming activities.
Our professional service framework enables robust agricultural management solutions for all stages of farming
The diet of the community is balanced between root and above ground vegetables such as cassava and yam, and leaves including jute, sweet potato, and cassava leaves.
These vegetables are grown in tropical climates and imported into North America at high costs due to levies and import control by some governments. For example, Canada only allows import of yam from Ghana currently even though other countries farm the same produce.
We are unique because we are a firm run by Africans who understand that the staple dietary needs of the ethnic people are not being met in North America and Europe, and have positioned themselves to resolve this issue.
To provide quality ethnic produce locally.
Create an ecosystem of educated ‘farmpreneurs’ growing their cultural produce in a clean environment that is distributed locally.
There are several challenges that we are looking to overcome with our solution. The challenges include but are not limited to
War displaced immigrants that are unable to work here in Canada due to inadequate language and skill issues (traditional farmers)
Make the vegetables available to a growing population in both Canada and the United States
Grow the vegetables using advanced techniques in climate controlled environment (Green-tech)
Be able to distribute locally farmed vegetables with zero impact on climate
This challenge presents an opportunity for Cangro Agrifoods Inc. to exploit by resolving to address them with innovative solutions
Eliminate need to import root vegetables that are the staple food for the African and Caribbean communities in North America (this group of people were further recognized when the Canadian government made available special funding for Black-Owned and Black-Led Enterprises)
Contribute to achieving net-zero carbon emission by growing locally in farms located in geographical areas within easy reach of target population
Exit the supply-chain logistics issue being experienced with the current backlog in shipping
Grow fresh healthy vegetables and supply locally, reducing distance from farm to retail
Implement Agri-tech farming techniques such as agronomic and hydroponic farming
Create opportunities for immigrant farmers that are currently on social benefits, providing them with opportunity to work with their skillset and become independent of government support
Provide education and training to immigrant farmers within the ecosystem such as in languages and social integration.
Help these immigrants integrate into their new environments through education and training
Farming with Cangro Agrifoods Inc. has benefits to the community from farmers to consumers
We have the opportunity to investigate several options
Undertake a Proof of Concept study (together with education institution).
Grow sample root and above ground vegetables as part of study to provide knowledge including yield times and growth requirements.
Conduct market study for better understanding of market distribution needs.