At Irupe we are proud to work under the principles of business sustainability. We strive to achieve financial profits while generating a positive impact on the farmers and the environment we source from.


As a company focused on producing organically certified products, sustainability is at the heart of Irupe’s mission. We are particularly proud of the work we do with over 400 organic certified small holder farmers. Over the years, Irupé has paid millions of dollars to help improve the livelihoods in rural households, has provided dozens of training programs to the farmers and has financially assisted them in every crop providing cash advances, seed and technical know-how.


Over the years, we have developed a network of famers that are committed to our approach and values. We work side by side these farmers to find innovative ways to increase yield using organic farming methods while producing the quality products our clients demand.

A pillar of our commitment to the environment is making sure that our farmers maintain strong levels of biodiversity on their farms. Working with numerous crops and implementing a strict rotation schedule are key to safeguarding the environment. As such, we work with smallholder and medium-sized farms that avoid some of the damaging externalities of monocrop farms that oftentimes show signs of nutrient degradation, soil contamination and the gradual destruction of its surrounding ecosystem.


Smallholder Farming

At Irupe we are committed to advancing the livelihoods of our smallholder farmers and actively invest in finding innovative ways to help them make their farms as productive as possible.

In 2015, Irupe initiated a six-month long consulting project with a group of graduate students from Columbia University in the city of New York. The company and the group of four students partnered to conduct desk and on the ground research, studying the relationship Irupé holds with its smallholder farmers. In particular, the studied aimed at understanding the influence the company has had on improving the productivity and livelihoods of the farmer community.

In addition, the students researched global best practices of smallholder farming and evaluated Irupe’s practices against these established benchmarks. The final consulting report is Irupe’s playbook to strategically continue the company’s commitment to social and economic sustainability.

Through technological advancement, a range of new tools are becoming available that allow us to better monitor and manage our outgrowing program and in turn help our farmers.

Sustainability Award

Irupe is proud to announce that the Irupé research project performed by the Columbia University students has won the 2015 Leous/Parry Award for Progressive Sustainability. The award recognizes outstanding interdisciplinary approaches to tackling social problems with important environmental issues at stake.

Smallholder Farming in the Press and Academic Articles

A report by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security, Rome

© 2013 by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Hugh Locke, The Huffington Post. Posted: 04/01/2015 3:17 pm EDT Updated: 06/01/2015 5:59 am EDT

Hugh Locke, The Huffington Post. Posted: 07/27/2015 10:01 am EDT Updated: 07/28/2015 9:59 am EDT

Packs Description

In Irupe Py we create our own packaged products, with the best quality and image in the process and adapted to the needs of the client.

Vacuum packaging guarantees maximum preservation of all food properties and prolongs the product's shelf life, with the advantage of not requiring additives or preservatives.

Teff Description

The Ancient Grain. It is a seed from the family of the poaceae that responds to the scientific name Eragrostis tef. It is a cereal that adapts very well to drought-prone climates and arid lands, and is resistant to insect pests and diseases, so it does not need chemical care.

Its name derives from the Amharic word teffa, which means ‘lost’, in reference to its small size: the teff grain does not exceed 1.7 mm high by 1 mm in diameter.

Teff Seeds
Ground Teff

Peanut Description

Peanuts are a dried fruit from the Arachis hypogaea plant native to the tropical region of South America, widely used in food confectionery, usually consumed roasted with some salt but can also occur in sweet varieties.

The main component of peanuts are lipids specifically fatty acids, they constitute between 40 and 55% of their composition and explain why their high caloric content is estimated at about 560 calories per 100 grams.

Whole Peanuts
Split Peanut
Bleached Peanuts
Roasted Peanuts
Diced Peanuts
Peanut Flour

Flax Description

Flax (Linum usitatissimum) is a plant of several uses: the stem is used to make fiber for cloth. The seeds and their oil have dietary uses. Flax seeds are rich in soluble fiber (mucilage and pectin) that has a protective effect for the intestinal mucosae, regulates intestinal flora and helps in constipation.

Ground Flax
Flax Flour
Flax Oil

Description Chia

Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) is an annual herbaceous plant, belonging to the family of labiates (Lamiaceae) and native to the mountainous areas of Mexico, with about 1.5 m high. The stems are quadrangular and ribbed. The leaves are opposite, petiolated and serrated limb. The flowers, hermaphrodites, can be presented together in terminal corsages. Depending on the variety of Chia, the color of the petals in the flower can vary from purple to white. The fruit is in the form of indehiscent achene. Inside it is the small seed with an oval shape (2 mm long x 1.5 mm wide) and with a smooth, bright appearance, pardogrisáceo color to white and with some reddish lines.

Milled Chia
Chia Flour
Chia Oil