Value-adding activities

The 2 main ways to add value to ngali nut for export or sale is as follows;

1. Processing Products

Processing into products like butter and so on.

  • Ngali Nut Butter
  • Muesli Bars
  • Other Ngali Nut based products

cocoa products2. Investing in Certification

Obtaining or investing in certifications shows buyers that the ngali nut products are of high quality.

There are lots of types of certifications for Ngali Nut and each of them provides an independent verification to buyers that your product has characteristics that are important to the buyer. Some examples of certification are:

Fairtrade: Fairtrade changes the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries. You can learn more here:

Rainforest Alliance: Rainforest Alliance certification helps farmers produce better crops, adapt to climate change, increase their productivity, and reduce costs. These benefits provide companies with a steady and secured supply of certified products. Sourcing Rainforest Alliance Certified products also helps businesses meet consumer expectations and safeguard their brand’s credibility. You can learn more here:

Organic Certification for your Ngali Nut:
There are three ways to obtain Organic Certification for your Ngali Nut.

  • If you farm Ngali Nut organically but don’t have certification, you can get your Ngal Nut tested as free of pesticide and chemicals and use this as proof that your it is chemical free.
  • You can obtain Organic certification for your Ngali Nut in Solomon Islands though third-party accreditation. There are many companies that offer third party accreditation, including ACO, NASAA, EcoCert as examples.
  • You can also become certified by your peers in a system called Participatory Guarantee System (PGS). You can find out more through PoetCom.

If you are interested in Organic certification for your Ngali Nut, make sure that you have an understanding of the overall costs, and see if it makes sense for your business.

Another certification that is well known and used as for quality assurance is the HACCP Certification. This certification states that your product is up to standards to be exported and sold in supermarket shelves.

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