Our History

Founded in 1991 by Jill & Alan Whyte and Rodney Green, this humble family owned business has been around since the industry’s infancy. We are proud to have grown from being South Africa’s first privately owned processing factory, into one of the country’s leading macadamia establishments, exporting high-quality macadamia nuts globally.

The Whyte family has been macadamia farming since the early 1970’s. Their farms are situated on and around the Soutpansberg mountains in the Limpopo Province, where macadamias were first planted in South Africa. They have weathered many farming seasons, and understand the challenges farmers face. Green Farms Nut Company’s principles were founded on supporting ‘salt of the earth’ farming communities.

With over 40 years of macadamia industry experience, and a strong historical foundation, Green Farms Nut Company is equipped to expand our footprint further. With our factories situated in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Kwa-Zulu Natal, we are consistently investing in new investments, technology and innovations.

Our Vision

“Striving to be the macadamia processor and marketer of choice, meeting all stakeholders’ needs”

Our Vision

Green Farms Nut Co. strives to be the macadamia processor of choice, to both the farmer and in the market space. We aim at offering an expert service, facilities located conveniently for farmers, excellent prices and a quality product to the end user. With our highly qualified staff, we focus on improving techniques and investing in the future.

We are conscious that we must embrace a highly sensitive approach to environmental issues. We must have a long-term sustainable vision for our industry. This is a challenge with a lot of financial emphasis on reducing “unsound kernel” on farm with chemical spraying. Our ethos is to be sensitive and mindful that future species are at risk “under our watch”, and work with integrated pest management and look for means to reduce chemical dependence.

We have an embracive approach to our staff, and believe in job creation, upliftment of our local communities, and a ‘stronger together’ approach. Sustainability also reaches into the demographics in the industry, and we promote inclusive growth by assisting both commercial and emerging growers to reach their potential. By cracking and processing the nuts in Southern Africa, we are encouraging job creation and a stronger industry, which supports local economies.

Our Values

“We aim at offering an expert service, facilities located conveniently for farmers, excellent prices and a quality product to the end user.”

Our Stakeholders

Our Suppliers
Our Customers
Our Shareholders
Our Employees

Our Partners
Our Community
Our Environment
Our Country

Our Core Values


We have a culture of warmth and belonging, where everyone is welcome and made to feel at home.


We value the diversity of all of our stakeholders, and treat everybody equally and with respect. We respect our surroundings and all those in it.

Communication & Support

We provide consistent and open communication and offer valuable and efficient training and support to our stakeholders.

Accountability & Transparency

We do what we say, and hold ourselves and each other accountable to deliver on the commitments we make. We are responsible for the future of our industry, and look for sustainable solutions.

Ethics & Integrity

We lead by example, and uphold the highest standards of honesty and integrity in all of our transactions.

Quality & Food Safety

We provide an outstanding product, exceptional service and best food safety standards, that together delivers premium value to our customers and suppliers.


Our passion for our product, industry and stakeholders is displayed through our hard work and drive, and we strive to be the leader in our industry.


We are proactive in finding creative solutions, and investing in the latest technology, in order to provide the best possible service and product.


We offer technical, operational and commercial expertise, that delivers results to enable market success.


“The macadamia industry needs support to increase production and to promote sustainable practices, health benefits and consumption”


Green Farms Nut Co. proudly supports and holds membership with various organisations that promote the local as well as global nut industries, as well as conserving the environment. These include, but are not limited to, our local industry body, Macadamias South Africa (SAMAC), the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC), the World Macadamia Organisation and The South African Bee Industry Organisation (SABIO).