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Bethesda, MD

Amazi Foods

Owned by: Renee Dunn


About

The Business

Amazi is a mindful food company, on a mission to help you Snack on Purpose. Our unique Jackfruit Chews and dried-never-fried Plantain Chips are good-for-you snacks that do good, too. By partnering with small businesses and farmers groups in Uganda, we aim to promote job creation, local industry opportunity, and sustainable, connected supply chains.

Our Story

I chose to study abroad in Uganda in college. Having previously developed an interest in development studies, and specifically, economic development in East Africa. I was struck by the seemingly untapped agricultural sector in such a resource rich country - and the fruit was better than any I'd tasted before! I came to realize that even if companies are committing to ethical sourcing or fair trade, the existing supply chain continues to extract the value add processes and opportunities for innovation from the source. There’s a disconnect between source and consumer. Unless we start including those at the s

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