Dangi Foods is an indigenous potato food processing company and a leading brand in Nigeria, pioneering a unique and assorted food range of potato, sweet potato and their derivatives to meet the needs of our customers and consumers.
Dangi foods Ltd is a food processing company launched in 2012 to process frozen French fries, sweet potato fries and other potato derivatives. We have an annual production capacity of over 12,000 tones of Frozen Fries, hash browns and sweet potatoes flour/ purees, with a staff strength 80 employees we are the pioneer processor of the aforementioned products in Nigeria. We have developed and added value to potato and sweet potato production in Nigeria through our backwards integration and out grower schemes which has encouraged more farmers to cultivate the crop. We have also encouraged the consumption of indigenous processed fries and other potato derivatives by delivering high quality products at an affordable standard price to Nigerians.
In essence, we have bridged the regional price gap, and also delivered freshly processed foods to our customers. Our long-term goal is to extricate Nigeria from potato import dependency in her bid to achieve food security. Our ambition, dexterity and veracity to deliver high quality affordable products to our consumers has inspired a diversification of products by our trail blazing company to include sweet potato puree, sweet potato fufu, plantain flour, water, ice cubes/block production, and beverages like zobo. "we are 100% Nigerian company committed to Nigerian content, imports substitution, job creation as well as healthy foods for our people ". With utmost gratitude we want to keep our Stewart consumers abreast of milestones achievements as we meet them, and to assure and encourage consumers to remain loyal to this profound indigenous brand.
OUR PHILOSOPHY, VISION & MISSION
Our philosophy is to build and transfer our knowledge and expertise to our growing number of grower partners (farmers) within Nigeria and beyond to ensure that all our raw materials are grown in an increasingly more environmentally responsible manner and that our grower communities and economies flourish as a result.
To be the number one food processing company in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa through pioneering high quality and standardised French fries’ production in the region.
To make potato a staple by promoting the growth of indigenously grown and processed potato across the geo- political regions to enable us maintain a uniform price in order to bridge the gap of regional prices in Nigeria.
FOOD RESEARCH - Know Your Potatoes
According to studies Potato is the third most important food crop in the world after rice and wheat, and has been consumed in one form or another for decades by the people in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa as part of their diet. In recent times, this starchy tuberous crop has now become a staple in Nigeria as has other tuberous crops like yam and cassava. Of all the tuberous crops available for consumption in Nigeria, Potatoes are less starchy, contain more vitamins (C and B complex) , less saturated fatty acids etc. in other words they are more nutritious than the other food crops in this category. Potatoes have over 1400 known varieties, each of which has particular agricultural or culinary attributes. The cultivation of potato in Nigeria, has been limited to the middle belt in states like Jos, Kaduna, Taraba to name a few because of the favourable weather conditions were soil temperature are usually below 27 degrees centigrade (81 degrees Fahrenheit) ; Hence potato are considered a cool-season crop.
Dangi Foods Ltd embarked on an extensive research over a five (5) year period with emphasis on market research, consumer research, opinion research and survey research. Our approach was to apply these principles from a global perspective. The research was conducted from 4 primary viewpoints; The growers(farmers), the suppliers, the retailers and the final consumers. The company recognized that several factors in this chain has led decline in potato consumption in Nigeria in particular. The factors highlighted were Regional costs (as a result of influx of imported finished products like French fries that dominated the market space at unfair price advantages), preparation time, storage problems, competition from rice and yam as major carbohydrate sources amongst others. The time was right, therefore for indigenous potatoes to be reassessed and its position as a nutritious and versatile crop to be re-established. With this information in hand, Dangi foods Ltd set about to restore this nutritious, tasty but often maligned staple food as a viable alternative in our daily diet, by harnessing our natural resource (potato) and its derivatives to create an assorted range of products from this food source.
Founded in 2011
Our facility seats on a 3 hectares land in kuje Abuja F.c.t, With a daily production capacity of 50 tones
Product range are frozen French fries, frozen sweet potato fries (orange flesh), frozen sweet potato fries (cream flesh), hash browns, sweet potato flour, sweet potato puree, unripe plantain flour.
Runs a 20-hectare potato farm in Barkin Ladi, Jos, Plateau State in addition to a 50 hectare farm in Edo State (varied species of potato as well as plantain are cultivated) as part of its backward integration strategy
Have a long-term goal to become the largest potato processing plant in Africa.
We have an ever-expanding potato out-grower scheme that currently boasts of 10,000 farmers and we are still counting.
We have committed millions of Naira into Research and Development (R&D) particularly in the area of improving potato yield and improving our processes
We have committed huge resources to Staff Training and development to ensure we continue to be innovative in our production processes and product offerings.
We have also committed huge resources in establishing our 2000 litre an hour water processing facility for the production table water, ice blocks and ice cubes as part of our expansion strategy
We have a modest Corporate Social Responsibility action – plans that will be continually expanded and implemented as part of our philosophy of being socially and economically responsible.
Our philosophy is to build and transfer our knowledge and expertise to our growing number of grower partners (farmers) within Nigeria and beyond to ensure that all our raw materials are grown in an increasingly more environmentally responsible manner and that our grower communities and economies flourish as a result
We are a proud member of Manufacturers association of Nigeria, Nigerian Investment Promotion Council and Standard organisation of Nigeria.
In order to meet the growing demand for our products, Dangi Foods Ltd established a logistics/delivery service to enhance our Just in time (JIT) supply of our products as well as servicing general logistics demands