The Goldenberry Story
A STORY OF SUCCESS
Reinhard Schedlbauer had the dream to find
a new crop which could be farmed in the Peruvian Andes and provide small farmers with a sustainable source of income. In 2001 he was introduced to wild physalis on a field in Ayacucho, Southern Peru. The sweet taste, special aroma and exotic appearance of the orange-fruit with the pretty calyx captivated him.
In 2004 he started farming the formerly wild physalis, thus becoming the goldenberry pioneer in Peru. A first project was started with 62 small farmer families. 2 years later, AgroAndino S.R.L. was founded. Farming and drying operations were started in the Province of San Pablo, Cajamarca (Northern Peruvian highlands), and dried goldenberry became our banner product.
A unique ecotype which has excellent cultivation and dehydration properties was identified in San Pablo.
The ongoing farming of this variety allows us to consistently supply the best quality of fresh and dried organic goldenberries to our clients.
Over time AgroAndino has expanded its product offering, but has always maintained its commitment to supply top quality products.
AgroAndino’s team combines farming, industrial processing, organic certification, product development and commercial skills. Our team’s innovation is continuously tested in San Pablo.
The key to building good business relations is to offer consistent quality and reliability. Our German management assures optimal communication with our customers.
Our Peruvian farming and production teams are led by dedicated and highly qualified locals. Factory and land workers receive ongoing training to continuously improve their skills and ensure quality work.
We believe in continuous improvement of our work processes, respectful treatment of colleagues and long term relationships.
Our team’s innovation skills are continuously tested in USA, Europe and Asia.