About Nzatu Food Group
NZATU is a regenerative agriculture model that works to produce sustainable food without interfering with natural resources and preserving wildlife habitat.
We focus on training and supporting capabilities of small scale and medium-size business that are involved in honey and coffee bean production.
What does NZATU do?
• Food Security
• Crop Diversification
• Climate Change Resilience
• ESG impact
• Women and Youth Inclusion
• Implementation partner for regenerative agriculture
• Soil science advisory
• Partnership for public and private sector CSR and ESG initiatives
• Produce for domestic and export markets
Dimensions of Regenerative Agriculture
• Silvopasture including integrated livestock/grazing practices
• Agroforestry crop practices such as windbreaks and alley-cropping
• Farmer-managed natural regeneration
• Crop management such as cover cropping, crop rotation and crop diversification
• Soil management including reduced tillage, soil cover and methods which build organic soil carbon
What’s in it for Farmers?
Hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers collectively produce 80% of the food in sub-Saharan Africa. Household income for these smallholder farmers could rise up to US$ 150 per year.
By 2040, through just a 50% adoption of regenerative agriculture across Africa, farmers could see:
• 30% reduction in soil erosion
• Up to a 60% increase in water infiltration rates
• 24% increase in nitrogen content
• 20% increase in carbon content, or higher depending on the
intervention – and not just topsoil (this is huge as soil is the second biggest storehouse of carbon, after oceans).
The benefits are even greater when shrubs and grasses are promoted through agroforestry.
• Nzatu can guarantee market linkage for honey, coffee and other agroforestry products
• Nzatu provides training to the rural communities in production, processing, harvesting and apiary management
• Wherever economically viable, Nzatu will also provide extension support to the farmers
• When not viable, alternative structures and models will be established to ensure that farmers have the required technical advisory support that they need to increase productivity
• The rural communities and subsistence farmers are the key beneficiaries of this initiative
• This project will create a favorable environment to market produce by establishing collection and processing centers that are linked to markets
• They will train other farmers on beekeeping since some will have been trained as T.O.Ts (Trainers of Trainees)
• This is achieved through a combination of adequate training and easy access to acquiring equipment, extension and advisory support, a guaranteed market for their produce at a mutually acceptable price
Nzatu marketing opportunities
Storytelling & Incentives
Conferences on Wildlife, Biodiversity & Climate Change
– Matt Lindenberg
– Dereck & Beverly Joubert
– Duccio Berzi
– Michele Sofisti
Tailor made Safari experiences
– Wildlife Guardians Scientific Safari
– Great Plains Photo Safari
Docu-Film “Rhino Man”
presented to Prince William
• ESG Sustainable Investing
• Climate change resilience
• Women inclusion
• Social impact
• Education programs
• Wildlife & Biodiversity defense
Where does Nzatu’s Produce come from?
• Currently sourcing produce from most countries in the Miombo woodlands region and beyond
• All produce is responsibly sourced from Nzatu’s network of smallholder farms
• All produce is certified and traceable. Nzatu’s network of strategic partners in biodiversity and agroforestry can ensure that the produce is sourced responsibly
• Honey: Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, Angola, Tanzania, Nigeria, Rwanda
• Coffee: Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon, Malawi, Ivory Coast, Angola, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Rwanda
• Through its operational arms, Nzatu has already created a growing member group of over 5000 local farmers
• This model has already been implemented in Zambia and has proven to be scaleable
• Nzatu honey will be associated with various locations across countries and labeled with iconic African wildlife areas like Kruger, Okavango, Serengeti, Virunga etc.
• Nzatu Coffee and Honey will be produced adopting regenerative, organic agricultural practices with pollination of biologically diverse trees and flowers
• Honey and Coffee will be branded and marketed under Nzatu
• NZATU intends to raise funds in the current equity round for a (30%) stake in the project
• Investment proposal (of various sizes) may be for either equity, equity- linked stake or a combination thereof.
• NZATU is scouting partnerships with international food groups and brands, offering three opportunities:
• ESG marketing and communication
• Brand or label a specific NZATU produce
• Produce specific products through NZATU’s network
Procurement Logistics Implementation
Marketing and Communications
Operations and Management
Nzatu’s Honey Specialists
Denise Madiro, from Zambia is a trainer and advisor to local communities and farmers, on best practices for beekeeping, and apiary management is recognized across sub-Saharan Africa for her passion and professionalism gained through her entrepreneurial successes and community development initiatives.
Denise advises Nzatu’s farmer networks and biodiversity & conservation partners on apiary management, harvest training, field operations and quality control.
Nzatu’s Coffee Specialists
Aqua E Polveri
We are italian coffee specialists, selectors and roasters with many years of international experience, which has allowed us to establish an ethical and excellent artisanal coffee supply chain.
Coffee expert, trainer and owner of coffee brands, is internationally recognized for his professionalism gained through many years of experience in Europe, Asia and America. Andrea will lead Nzatu’s network on training, field operations and quality control in line with major international coffee brands.
His expertise and passion for coffee led him, and the Aqua e Polveri team, to meet Nzatu to develop a new line of specialty coffees and gourmet blends that combine quality and sustainability, in line with the requirements of major international coffee brands.
Roasts coffee of the highest level, true to the Italian tradition, yet greatly influenced by speciality coffees.
Rizzi is a coffee specialist, grader and roaster with many years of international experience, curating a supply chain of excellence in the world of artisan coffee.
An entreprenuer with enterprise development experience within the Southern African region, in particular Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Focuses on the capacity development to enhance skills of small and medium enterprises.
Over 25 years of global entrepreneurial experience.
Advisory board member of the World Food Bank, and Resolve NGO.
Namwala Ila Tribal Council member, collaborates with Tribal Chief to sustain social and cultural heritage.
Founder and President of SOFOS Management.
International expertise in strategic consulting for the entertainment, food, automobile, fashion, outdoor industries. Including marketing, branding, business development, management and distribution.
Climate economist, with expertise in plastics and chemicals in a circular economy, sustainability and climate policy.
Experienced in the petrochemicals industry and related global associations and non-profit industry.
Head of Special Projects, Chiesi Pharmaceuticals.
Chairman of the board of Confindustria, Emilia Romagna.
Advisors to the Board
Founder, Canislupus Italia (CLI). Italian Pronatura Federation.
Chief Conservation Scientist & Executive Director at the Centre for Wildlife Studies.
Rolex Laureate, National Geographic Explorer.
Terry D. Garcia
President, Exploration Ventures.
Ex-Chief Science and Exploration Officer, National Geographic Society.
Ex-deputy Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Deputy Director-General for Global Affairs.
Gloria B. Herndon
Author and accomplished musician. Founder, Small Business Administration’s (SBA) program.
Ex-member, Council on Foreign Relations at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Active on the Smithsonian, National HeadStart Ass., NAFEO, and US Angola Chamber of Commerce.
Ameenah G. Fakim
Biodiversity scientist, entrepreneur, author and 6th President, Republic of Mauritius. Founding Member of the Pan African Association of African Medicinal Plants. Awarded L’Oreal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science. 2016 Forbes List of 100 “Most Powerful Women in the World”. 1st of Forbes Top 100 Women in Africa 2017, 2019.