Named after the first recorded vanilla plantation in 1915, in the Sava region of northeastern Madagascar, Cinq Frères is a Mauritius-based company that specializes in the commercialization of vanilla grown along the Ankavy River, not far from Antalaha – a small town considered the capital of the famous spice. The company, which also offers a fine selection of exceptional condiments, is now launching a retail business.

A subsidiary of Agro Resources Mauritius, Cinq Frères’ core business is the production, sourcing, processing and export of high quality vanilla and spices from Madagascar. Agri Resources Group (a subsidiary of Monaco Resources Group) began investing in vanilla and spice production in Madagascar in 2015 with Cinq Frères’ Director, Matthieu Lougarre and to date owns no less than 3 plantations totaling 145 hectares as well as two processing centers.

A production with a positive social impact

Cinq Frères is a company committed to working with local producers and small farmers. In order to guarantee the traceability, quality and fair remuneration of the farmers, Cinq Frères works closely with the association “Inside Madagascar” and the APVAM (Association des Planteurs de Vanille d’Ankavia Meva), which currently includes more than 600 producers. Involved in the field, Cinq Frères also provides training on the preparation of vanilla in order to improve quality and allow producers to capture a greater part of the added value of the industry. “We focus on education, quality enhancement, fair remuneration and the popularization of good farming practices in order to have a positive impact on the development of local communities and to limit the impact of the vanilla industry on the environment,” adds Matthieu.

Today, Cinq Frères products are sold on the website and are available for sale and delivery throughout Mauritius.

More information in our next issue of the magazine.