Avocado Oil

We are producers of high quality cold pressed avocado oil made from the finest grown hass and fuerte Kenyan avocados. Our avocado oil is 100% natural and unrefined. The oil is extracted using a single cold pressed production method, which ensures we retain all the essential nutrients. We guarantee a completely chemical and additive free extraction process.

Areas of application

Cosmetics

  • Good hydrating effect and high spreading properties
  • Has a natural sun protection factor
  • Penetrates well into the corneal layer because of its high oleic acid content
  • Has a regenerative effect because it contains the skin-related fatty acid palmitoleic acid
  • Suitable for treating rough, flaky and dry skin
  • Used in cosmetic creams, oily solutions and emulsions
  • Supports the skin`s barrier function and the phytosterols contained stimulate cell production

Our Story

Origen Group was founded in 2015 by 2 young entrepreneurs who wanted to make a difference in the agricultural sector having worked in the sector in Kenya and across East Africa for more than 7 years. It didn't take them long to realize that small holder farmers were the most affected by the high post harvest loss and wastage as well as price exploitation by middlemen. Being farmers themselves, they experienced the same level of frustration. they knew they had to change the story.

To protect small holder farmers, Origen group was formed and begun by providing modern agricultural machinery services to small holder farmers to enable them increase their yield and produce healthy and nutritious foods. However, Lack of a consistent and reliable market was still a challenge. The team then decided to process one of the most popular grown products in Kenya and grown by over 80% of small holder farmers and whose post harvest loss is at 40%- 45% of the total annual production.

Under the guidance and leadership of their board chair, the team has grown from 2 employees to 25 employees purchasing avocado from over 1500 farmers producing oil under globally accepted standards allowing it to be sold across the world.

Ours is a commitment to transform farmers and the environment in which they exist in, our employees, our surrounding and benefit the society at large.

About Origen Group

Origen Group is a for profit social enterprise aimed at empowering and transforming lives. The company spent almost three years researching the technologies used in avocado oil production and setting up a strong supply chain by locating and contracting farmers from the Central , meru and kisii region of Kenya. We selected the highest quality European machines to be installed and used within our manufacturing facility. The machines have been specifically built for purpose, to ensure we obtain the highest quality cold pressed avocado oil in the most efficient way possible.

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Our Purpose

To support and empower Kenyan avocado farmers by reducing post-harvest losses by providing them with an efficient and affordable market as well as leveraging on technology to process the avocado into high quality oil and other products and creating an appropriate business structure for taking the products to the market

Our Vision

To be a sustainable globally recognized enterprise that producing high quality, natural avocado products for both local and international markets

Our Core Values

Integrity and trustworthiness in all our dealings with all the stakeholders of the project. Exceeding customer expectations in quality, pricing and delivery times. Creativity and innovation in the entire operations of the company.

Why Us?

Partnerships

We work together with local research institutions and the small holder avocado association, whose expertise will help further improve yields for farmers, and provide additional training and support.

Production Safety

We are at the forefront of complying with all standards pertaining to production safety in processing allowing us to supply clients around the world. Ours is an honest dedication that starts with our farmers all the way to the final consumer. Our mobile phone based traceability system enables us to trace the specific lot and farm that each container of our oil comes from.

Socially Ethical

we strongly believe that we have an obligation to conduct our business in ways that benefit society at large. From training Kenya smallholder farmers for improved production, using environmental friendly processes to supporting communities around us, we remain committed to a healthy balance between the ecosystem and the economy, for prosperity and advancement of a healthier, happier society that will ever be much better than we found it.

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Get In Touch

Are you looking for a specific quality and quantity, please contact us.

  + 254 (0) 710 438 539

  info@origenafrica.com

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