More than just buying essential agricultural and raw materials from our small holders and farmers, we are passionate about providing better lives at the grassroots. Our commitment runs across a sustainable supply chain, higher and more stable income, training to improve their agriculture practices and are also contributing part proceeds of sales to their social contribution.
Talasi strives to do the following five ‘E’s at our growing list of Origins.
We explore the Indonesian Archipelago in search of the best products nature has to offer. Our journey through exploration takes us to dense forests and remote islands where the plants are grown and harvested, and has uncovered nature’s best-kept secrets.
We strive to empower people by investing in, training, and employing the local communities surrounding the natural resources we discovered.
We are passionate about sustainable farming and its ability to recover, maintain, and strengthen the health of our landscape. As we work closely alongside local farmers and workers, we educate them on sustainable farming practices through the use of biological materials. These practices help us reduce pollution & waste, and maintain the ecological balance.
We innovate to find the best ways on how to farm, process, and pack the products to improve the quality of the products, while at the same time reducing carbon footprints.
When you visit Talasi at the origin, you will find out more about our impact to the local community and the economy we help contributing. Enjoy nature, mingle with the locals, and discover what we are all about for yourself!
LECTURER FROM UDAYANA UNIVERSITY
Agus is from Udayana University and has been for a while now helping the cocoa farmers in Tabanan through improving and increasing the quality of cocoa from its origins. Our collaboration at Talasi with Agus is definitely one of our efforts to strengthen the grassroots communities.
After graduating from high school, I Nyoman Sutarma, otherwise known as Bli Melia, became a farmer straightaway. Through cocoa farming Bli Melia was able to send his two children to school until they graduated. In addition to cocoa, he also plants snake fruit of the sugar-sanding variant (salak gula pasir).
I Wayan Winarsa, or Bli Gede, is a graduate of Economics and Accounting and worked for a bank for 4 years. However, inspired by his father, a chocolate farmer, Bli Gede decided to become a conscious farmer himself and is currently planting coffee, cocoa, bananas and vanilla.
How can I contribute? How do we create a better livelihood? How can we use the abundant natural resources and add more value to their lives. This was my purpose calling and I have spent my adult life in the business of adding value to Indonesian natural resources.
After a few days in Sumba, I was reenergized and felt the urge to start a new journey. This new endeavor will be different. This time I intended to bring more power to the smallholders and farmers in creating a sustainable chain that can give value and impact on their lives. And I named this enterprise Talasi which in sanskrit depicts trees that always bear flowers, fruits and new leaves, and a sweet fragrance or cornflower in Latin America.
Talasi is about exploring and discovering the potential in the obscurity. Talasi is about setting up and operating at the Origin. Talasi is about working with the community, providing them with knowledge, skills and tools. Investing at the grassroots level and connecting the chain to sustain and maintain nature while enhancing livelihoods. With the end game of empowerment to the people of the land.
With the creation of our premium honest brands, Watu and Toye across food and natural ingredient products, everyone can be part of this vision with each purchase in support of the same values and mission to empower the grassroots communities.
We will soon complete our full facilities and retreat in Sumba which is currently roasting our Watu cashews. And our Batukaru Talasi Retreat, Bali opened earlier this year with Flores next in line.
I am excited about what the future holds for “the Origin” and I would like to take this opportunity to extend my personal humble invitation to each and everyone you to visit us and “Experience Talasi”.
Let’s discover the Origin,