KPD (plc) is supporting the farmers in their traditional Gardenfarming, which they have been sustainably doing fordecades.
KADERES believes that it is everyone's duty to grow and harvest sustainably in their environment. Our organic way of Gardenfarming protects the soil and increases its fertility by biological cycles.
We are not using any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or genetic-modified organisms!
Instead, our traditional Garden Farm concept has been protecting plants for centuries, long before any organic certification was available.
Due to the support of our donor HIVOS we were able to invest in the expensive organic certification process so that we can be transparent for our customers.
Typical industrial monoculture farms, sometimes know as sun-coffee, require chemical fertilizers, pesticides and heavy machine equipment. Therefore they can force high density of plants to produce a high volume of coffee cherries. Having the highest output of coffee beans per acre, this intense agriculture is destroying bird life, leading to soil erosion, and contaminating water resources and the environment on the long run as a whole.
Our traditional Gardenfarming is an agro-ecosystem that maintains the biological biodiversity and is having similar effects on the environment as indigenous vegetation. Banana trees, beans, maize and hardwood trees coexist alongside each other in one garden and give organic protection against wind, rain, dry seasons and insects.
Not only is the Garden Coffee protecting the environment, but it is growing slower as well to generate better aroma and higher quality beans with less crop damage.
Gardenfarming as a agro-ecosystem has no waste. Everything, even the banana-tree leaves can be used for rooftops and rain rails.
Coffee cherry pulps, leaves and green manure are used as fertilisers.
We sold hundreds of solar lamps, work with farmers on their retirement by planting trees and promote organic production. At the moment we offer microcredits for improved cooking stoves that reduce the cutting of trees in our area.
We cannot and don't want to pay international consultancies that are calculating our Carbon footprint. We support our people to keep this beautiful place like it is and to fight against poverty on the long run, without calculation.