Stories

Our Cassava Project – Wawala Wawa Village

Cassava is a staple food widely consumed by half a billion people in the developing world. After rice and maize, cassava is the third largest source of food carbohydrates.  There are two types of cassava: bitter for animal consumption and sweet for human consumption. Thailand is the largest producer of… Read More

Ant Commodity Sri Lanka Aloe Vera Project

On April 10th, Ant Commodity team visited the Delft Island in Northern Sri Lanka. The island area is 50 km² (4717 hectares) with an estimated population of 5000 people. Delft is also known as Neduntivu is a flat island which grows bananas, papayas, and aloe vera. Many in this poverty-stricken… Read More

One Young World Chooses Ant Commodity for the Top Initiatives from Around The World List

One Young World Chooses Ant Commodity for the Top Initiatives from Around The World List

Ananda launched Ant Commodity in February 2018 as a platform to connect commodity producers directly to buyers, cutting out middlemen to increase profitability for the seller and to lower prices for the buyer. The company focuses on creating a marketplace through which producers can sell commodities directly to buyers located… Read More

Why is Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Cinnamon Industry in Jeopardy?

Why is Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Cinnamon Industry in Jeopardy?

Other cinnamon types include Cassia, Saigon, Korintje, Chinese, and Malabar, but these are very different from Ceylon Cinnamon which requires more extensive, skilled labor to produce. To make a Ceylon cinnamon stick, farmers need to place quillings on top of each quilling to form a tightly rolled stick. This process… Read More