Our Impact

Producing the world’s best sodabi isn’t the only thing we concern ourselves with.
Take a look at some of our initiatives to enhance the market ecosystem:

Sustainable Sourcing

We are committed to developing sustainable harvesting methods to conserve palm trees. As the region’s largest formal purchaser of palm sap, we believe we have the opportunity and the responsibility drive the much-needed change in the way palm is harvested. We are currently researching a method that will unlock multiple benefits to Benin and its people, including increase in farmers yield and earning potential, decrease in health risks associated due to exposure to pesticides, and ecologically benefit the native soil and air qualities. We plan to roll out this method to Beninese farmers at no charge.

Employment through value creation

We are particularly proud of our business model: "Agro-processing of a local, traditional product for global sales." Take a look at the advantages of each of these 3 elements:

Agro processing

Over history, economies typically grow through a transition from an agrarian, agro-based economy to an industrial economy. The most significant step in that transition is the 1st step – going from agricultural to agro-processing. As a company we don’t focus on the raw material production, but rather adding value to the raw materials. In doing so, we play a role in driving this economic transition by unlocking agriculture-based value-creating opportunities in the region.

of a local, traditional product

Over history, economies typically grow through a transition from an agrarian, agro-based economy to an industrial economy. The most significant step in that transition is the 1st step – going from agricultural to agro-processing. As a company we don’t focus on the raw material production, but rather adding value to the raw materials. In doing so, we play a role in driving this economic transition by unlocking agriculture-based value-creating opportunities in the region.

for global sales.

By exporting a locally-produced product, we are driving demand for Beninese goods. International sales create a direct stream of value into Benin. We use in part these cash flows generated overseas to directly fund our African operations, including employment and ecosystem enhancement activities that stimulate the Beninese economy and the quality of life for those who work with us.

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What is Tambour Original?

You know our impact, but what about our end products? Take a look at our flagship brand, Tambour Original sodabi.

African Operations

The main driver of our impact will come through our presence in Africa. Learn about our footprint in Benin, West

Meet the Team

Learn about the people behind the company who are working tirelessly to make these visions a reality.