Export from Africa harms the planet! – myth or truth?

10/06/2021

We can't speak for everyone, but in our case, we can assure you that you don't have to worry about buying moringa from Ethiopia. And for several reasons. Moringa is preserved by drying and is always collected at the best stage of its growth. It is grown organically in farming communities and for its transport we have prepared an analysis of the created carbon footprint, which you can see in an interesting video at the end of this article.

Carbon footprint and global transportation 

Coffee from Colombia or spices from Asia - these are the trends of today's world. Wandering of food or any other product is something that is currently receiving increasing attention and attention is being drawn to the environmental burden caused by non-ecological transport. Purchase locally - that is the only right way. But what if there is a way to make global transport more sustainable? This is the direction we have taken - Holistic Solutions s.r.o. under the brand TIBIBIRI.

The carbon footprint is the most common indicator that determines the ecologically negative impact of transport. It is an indicator of the amount of CO2 emissions produced through human activities, which can include energy consumption, production costs and, in our case, the need for transport from Ethiopia to you.

Is it realistic for companies not to generate any emissions? At least not at the moment. However, each company has the opportunity to ensure its carbon neutrality through the so-called offset. This involves compensating for the amounts of emissions produced, for example by implementing environmental activities that help reduce the emissions generated.

"We plant 156 trees for every moringa's journey"

We are also aware of the seriousness of the effects of transporting our moringa from one continent to another. To compensate this environmental burden, we chose the offset method which is ideal for us. We contribute to carbon offsets by planting new trees. We deal with you, our customers, as transparently as possible and we are very happy to share our approach to fair trade and ecology with you. The video "Carbon footprint of TIBIBIRI moringa" discusses the amount of CO2emissions from moringa plantations of a farming community in Southern Ethiopia to your door.

In the following video, you will learn not only what the carbon footprint means or what is the average CO2 consumption per person in different parts of the world, but also where our moringa actually comes from and what we do to make our activities as eco-friendly as possible. We try to return as much as possible back to the planet - to invest back in the nature, from which we get such great products as moringa is.