Bakara Mshamata is the chairman of the farmers’ cooperative for the spice farms in the villages of Bwangamoyo and Matuuni are organised. He produces all the spices that 1001 Organic offers at the moment. As an “all around” spice farmer, he regularly guides island visitors around his fields, as they are always very keen to know more about spice cultivation. On these tours they are particularly impressed by Bakari’s so-called cinnamon forest. Here, on more than one hectare, hundreds of cinnamon trees grow close together and swathe the whole region in a fine cinnamon aroma.