The traditional organic Garden Farm consists of coffee, bananas, beans and maize and many other crops. Part of our high KPD-Quality is a working organic system; therefore, we need a high biodiversity with different "functions" for the garden. Sweet beans are legumes that provide nitrogen as a natural fertilizer to surrounding plants. We are selling these beans as well to give our farmers incentives to grow more legumes.
All our beans are grown in the same gardens like our organic KPD-COFFEE, and we are currently working on our organic certification for beans.
We offer different varieties of beans in different sizes. KPD (plc) buys only the highest qualities of beans from our licensed small farmers for export. We process and store all beans in our bean-processing plant to guarantee our high KPD-Quality-Standard.
Our KPD-Quality-Standard for beans is:
- Sorted in types and size
- Moisture content below 14%
- Cooking time of 30 minutes to 60 minutes max.
- Extraneous matter of 1,0% max.
- Broken or damaged 6,0% max.
We are able to deliver FOB (e.g. Port in Dar Es Salam) or CIF.
KPD (plc) and the World Food Program have trained 200 community members in Karagwe on quality management, value chain marketing and entrepreneurship. These community members function today as TOT (Trainers of Trainers) that support our KADERES program by ensuring our KPD-Quality-Standard.