Kalfane Fils


Welcome on Société Kalfane Fils website Raffia and other natural products from Madagascar

Located in Mahajanga on the west coast of Madagascar, our company founded in 1956, is the leading exporter of natural products from the local region of Majunga.



Family business founded in 1956, the Société Kalfane Fils has build experience over the years to become the main exporter of the local region of Majunga. Our core business is the collection and the export of natural raffia, but we also export other products such as cloves, Beeswax, Coffee beans, Black Pepper, Raw cashew nuts..

Our Clients in more than twenty countries around the world, regularly trust us because we focus all our efforts on the quality of our products to best meet ever.

We export our products across the five continents :
-Amérique : USA, Canada, Brésil, Chili
-Europe : Allemagne, Italie, Espagne, Portugal, Pays-Bas, Pologne,République Tchèque, Bosnie Herzégovine
-Asie : Inde, Chine, Singapore, Arabie Saoudite, Emirats Arabes Unis, Yémen
-Afrique : Algérie

Our products are collected throughout the island from vendors previously selected for their professionalism and the quality of their products. Then These products are shipped to our warehouses where they are packaged and prepared with great care and stored until they are put into the container.


Notre société a développé une activité d'importation et de fabrication locale de matériaux de constructions tels que:

Ciment, Produits métallurgiques

(Fers à béton, Cornières, Fers Plats, Tubes, Fil de fer recuit, Pointes, etc...),

Profilage et production de Tôles sur mesure pour les toitures :

(Tôles ondulées, tôles Galvabac)

Tous types de Peinture pour le bâtiment :

(A l'eau, à l'huile, anti-rouille, vernis à bois, enduits, sous-couche, etc...).

Matériaux divers

Ainsi que d'autres matériaux divers pour le bâtiment et la construction.







Raffia is a fiber that comes from the leaves of a palm called raffia palm of the Arecaceae family and grows in marshy areas of the northern half of the island of Madagascar. Beside it is in this part of the globe that concentrates 80 to 90% of world production.

The raffia is a completely environmentally friendly product. Indeed, the extraction can maintain and regenerate forests Raffia while providing income to local people.


The fiber is obtained from the leaf of the raffia palm with various technical and manual operations. They are then grouped and put into tassels for sale to collectors.

The Société Kalfane Fils has set up a network of collectors throughout the region, responsible collectors to buy raffia with local producers and deliver it to our premises to Majunga on the northwest coast of the island.


Raffia comes "all comers" in our warehouses. It is then carefully sorted by quality, then prepared according to the recommendations of our customers.

It can be packaged in its natural state or be dyed in our staining unit, before being packaged in the form of flakes, pellets, or of any other form previously defined by our customers. The raffia is then baled or cardboard before being placed in containers and shipped by sea.

Our products

- Raffia in Bundles.
- Raffia in Hanks
- Natural or colored





The cloves come from a tree called Clove, family Myrtaceae, native from Indonesia. The tree has a conical shape. On an average height of 10 to 12 meters, it can reach up to 20 meters high. Its persistent leaves are oval and leathery.

Flowers to 4 white rose petals are characterized by persistent red sepals. Before flowering, the buds are called "cloves". At this time they are harvested before letting them dry in the sun until they are dark brown.

Today, 95% of world production of cloves is used for the manufacture of kretek, Indonesian cigarettes.

But the cloves are also used extensively as a spice in cooking, especially in North Africa in the Middle East and some Asian countries.

It is also used in dentistry because the cloves have antiseptic and anesthetic properties recognized for a very long time.

Our products

Cloves from Madagascar type GC3 packed in new jute bags of 50 kg net each.



Beeswax is a special wax secreted by honey bees, which they use to construct the honey comb.

Beeswax is used to make candles, cosmetics (such as creams, lotions, ointments and lipsticks) and pharmaceuticals products, which represents about 60% of global consumption.

It is also used to make "polish", like wax or polish.

It is also permitted as food additive and is numbered E901. It enters for example in the composition of some cheese rinds.

Our products

Beeswax type CP1 of Madagascar.

Beeswax type CP2 of Madagascar.

Beeswax type CP3 of Madagascar.

Coffee Beans


The coffee trees are tropical shrubs of the genus Coffea of the family Rubiaceae. The species Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora (or robusta coffee) are those used in the beverage preparation.

Coffee is the second most traded commodity worldwide, behind oil. It is estimated that 125 million people living in the coffee sector, including 25 million small producers. 400 billion cups of coffee are drunk each year, about 12 000 cups per second !

For several years the annual world production exceeds 100 million bags (120 million in 2002, 102 million in 2003) which corresponds to 6 to 7 million tonnes, while in 1825 it produced only 100 000 tonnes. Over 80 million bags were exported each year (88 million in 2002, 84 million in 2003).

The largest producer by far is Brazil, particularly the State of São Paulo which is the first port of the coffee in the world: the port of Santos, followed by Vietnam (the largest producer of robusta) and Colombia.

In Madagascar, coffee is one of the main resources of the country and ranks third in agricultural exports in foreign currency inflow from vanilla and crustaceans. Both Arabica and Robusta species are present but robusta is by far the most product.

Our products

Robusta Coffee Grade I.

Robusta Coffee Grade II.

Robusta Coffee Grade III.

Poivre Noir


Pepper is a spice obtained from the berries of various species of pepper plants, plants of the family Piperaceae. Only the fruit of Piper nigrum, Piper cubeba and Piper longum are legally entitled to the appellation of pepper.

The species Piper nigrum products, depending on the stage of harvest and the type of preparation, green pepper, white pepper or black pepper.

Green pepper is obtained by conserving wetland immature berries, white pepper consists of ripe berries free from the pericarp.

Black pepper is made from almost matured berries, fermented and the dried Red pepper is the pepper berry at full maturity.

World production of pepper is 366 511 tonnes in 2003. Vietnam is the largest producer with 90 000 tonnes. Then follow: Indonesia 67 000 tonnes, Brazil 63 000 tonnes, India 51 000 tonnes, Malaysia 32 000 tonnes, China 21 000 tonnes.
Annual production in Madagascar is about 2 000 tonnes.

Our products

Black Pepper from Madagascar 450 gr / liter.

Black Pepper from Madagascar 500 gr / liter.

Black Pepper from Madagascar 550 gr / liter.

Raw Cashew Nuts


The Raw cashew Nuts or anacarde is the fruit of the cashew (Anacadium West), tree native to northeastern Brazil and its edible kernel is the main product used in this plant.

It is an achene which develops first at the end of a juicy stems and edible too, which is a false fruit called the Cashew apple.

The shell of the nut is composed of two shells, one on the outside green and fine, the other internal brown and hard, separated by a cavity structure which contains a caustic phenolic resin consisting of 90% acid and 10% cashew Cardol called Cashew balm.

At the center of the nut is a single almond-shaped half-moon about three centimeters in length surrounded by a white film.
It will become, after having been roasted and salted, the "Raw cashew Nuts " marketed and eaten as an aperitif for instance

Responsible trade

Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining

Our company respects the right of workers to form trade unions or other forms of workers' association and to bargain collectively.

Ethical behavior in business

Our company does not tolerate any act of corruption, extortion, embezzlement or bribery.

Fair remuneration

Our company respects the right of workers to receive fair remuneration.

No discrimination

Our company guarantees equal opportunities and does not discriminate against workers.

Health and security at work

Our company guarantees a safe and healthy working environment, by assessing risks and taking all necessary measures to eliminate or reduce them.

Decent work schedules

Our company respects the legislation on working hours(Decent work schedules).

Special protection for young workers

Our company provides special protection for all workers who are not yet of age.

No recourse to child labor

Our company does not engage any worker who has not reached the legal minimum age.

No forced labor

Our company does not practice any form of forced servitude, and does not use labor resulting from human trafficking or working against its will.

No precarious job

Our company hires workers on the basis of documented contracts in compliance with the law.

Environmental Protection

Our company takes the necessary measures to avoid the degradation of the environment.

Respect of the code

Our company is obliged to protect workers' rights, as required by the law and the amfori BSCI Code.

Supply Chain Management and Cascade Effect

Our company uses the principles of BSCI amfori to influence other trading partners.

Involvement and protection of workers

Our company informs workers of their rights and responsibilities.

Claim mechanism

Our company has a system for collecting complaints and suggestions from employees.



We are involved in the protection of the environment and each year we participate actively in the reforestation of our region in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.

Contact Us

37 rue Richelieu 401 Majunga - Madagascar

+261 20 62 236 72
+261 20 62 239 37

+261 20 62 228 48
+261 20 62 228 49