ABN – Otala Resources has hired a food expert to consult the company on how best to expand and improve its Tanzanian agribusiness.
The appointment of Julie Dedman is also aimed at fast-tracking food and safety certification for the company’s farm and drying unit.
Otala Resources is hoping to supply Dar-Es-Salaam with more than 200 tonnes of fresh produce a month.
The company currently sells over 16 varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables in Tanzania.
Obtala chairman Francesco Scolaro said: "Julie's vast expertise and experience will help fast-track our certification process and most importantly the quality of production leading to a more sustainable and higher levels of route to market.
"We will build our farm and production development plans around Julie's requirements, focusing on margin optimisation and returns.
"I firmly believe that this relationship will rapidly deliver realisable benefits for all stakeholders as we build on the debt-free asset platform we have built thus far."