Mananjary Project

Madagascar South

Fairoils has become a trusted and reliable buyer, providing an alternative income source for the local growers of clove, black pepper and cinnamon.

Our new supply chain eliminates brokers or traders who may take advantage of small-scale farmers in this coastal community.

The Mananjary project is based out of the town of Mananjary, on the eastern coast of Madagascar. This lush, mountainous area experiences a subtropical climate with monsoonal rains and seasonal cyclones. The project area stretches north and south of Mananjary and as far south as Manakara and the Fitouramny region.

The town’s isolated location and poor access roads make transport challenging. Deforestation from unsustainable agricultural practices and wildfire has also had a devastating effect on land health.

The east coast of Madagascar is a famous spice region, with many small-scale farmers dependent on the annual harvest and export of clove, black pepper and cinnamon. But this market is volatile and many of these farmers are exploited by traders or middlemen that take a cut of the sale.

Local goals

Fairoils provides an alternative to the corrupt practices of the traditional spice market.

We’re creating a traceable, transparent supply chain for raw material in the Mananjary region. By setting up direct links to the farm gate, we ensure farmers receive a fair and reliable income from their crops. This allows farming families to plan ahead and take control of their future.

Fairoils’ approach

Fairoils works with farmers with well-established spice plantations of cinnamon, clove and black pepper. We are establishing a new outgrower group that helps farmers move into alternative crops like ginger, with ravintsara soon to be added.

Fairoils has built two commercial processing facilities in this region. One is in the town of Mananjary, the other on the Pangalene Canal. The locations have been carefully chosen to allow raw materials to be transported by boat, avoiding badly rutted roads.

We’ve installed a briquetting machine, which has allowed us to turn distillation biowaste into fuel for our processing equipment. This is an exciting achievement, helping us minimise our environmental footprint.

Fairoils is negotiating with the Madagascan government to take over the responsibility of 300ha black of land under a 25 year lease. Our efforts here are focused on regeneration, improving the health of the land before introducing sustainable farming practices and new opportunities for the community.


small-scale farmers

Many farmers’ families are involved in growing.


of farmers are female

This growing industry creates opportunities for women to participate.


acres of land being farmed

Helping rural farmers grow new crops and develop vital skills to gain a valuable second income from their land.


field officers

Field officers provide agricultural education and support.


different crops grown


Community impact

Fairoils has become a trusted partner for local farmers, providing a fair and reliable alternative to the traditional spice industry.

Our briquetting line allows us to sell excess briquettes to the Mananjary community at a more competitive price than firewood, helping address issues of deforestation.

We’re also working to fund community projects in Mananjary, giving residents autonomy to invest in much-needed education, clean water and health initiatives.

Grown at this location

Fresh ginger
Zingiber officinale
Cinnamon bark
Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Clove bud
Syzgium aromaticum

Building Communities

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