- Website: www.vital-capital.com/aldeia-nova
- Sector: Agriculture
- Country of operations: Angola
Aldeia Nova supports a community of 700 smallholder farmers and their families, thanks to its innovative business model that combines agricultural production with social development.
The company produces its own soy and maize for animal feed that it provides to the farmers, along with power, water and mechanical equipment. The firm then buys the resulting produce, which is processed and packaged for the local market. “Our products include eggs, cheese, ice cream, biscuits, pâté, instant meals and more,” says CEO Kobi Trivizki. “We proudly supply over 30% of Angola’s locally produced eggs, feeding nearly two million individuals annually. Our eggs and dairy products are now taking over Angola’s retail shelves.”
“We proudly supply over 30% of Angola’s locally produced eggs, feeding nearly two million individuals annually”
Kobi Trivizki, CEO, Aldeia Nova
The farmers that Aldeia Nova works with produce a total of 250,000 eggs and 4,000 litres of milk a day. Those numbers are set to rise, with the company planning to double production in the next five years by supporting more farmers and diversifying its product range.
“We are already beginning this process by increasing the herd of milking cows raised by our farmers,” says Kobi. “This increase is partly dependent on our goal of making Aldeia Nova self-sustainable, with maximum local purchases made in Angola. By increasing crop cultivation and processing for animal feed, we will be able to increase the number of cows and chickens.”
- 250,000 eggs are produced each day by hens on farms working with Aldeia Nova
Such growth hasn’t always been easy. Low oil prices have hurt an Angolan economy that has extensive oil and gas resources, but they’ve created opportunities too. “With the global decline in oil prices, Angola has suffered from a lack of foreign currency. Yet while the local economy has been struggling, the situation has offered a great opportunity for local producers to capture market share from imported goods,” says Kobi. “Furthermore, since Aldeia Nova produces its own soy and maize for animal feed, the increasingly expensive imported feed offers us a competitive advantage.”