Cambodian Pepper from Takeo
Cambodian pepper is the finest flavored pepper in the world. Our pepper farm is located in Takeo Province on the Kampot border. It rests at the base of a mountain, in full sunlight, where the breeze rolls through the foothills down to the surrounding rice paddy.
The local climate and soil are ideal for growing pepper. During rainy season, the small mountains that dot this region fertilize the soil with the minerals needed to grow great pepper. That is why you find pepper farms such as ours hiding away in foothills.
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Planting and Harvesting Pepper
We pride ourselves on the art of growing and harvesting some of the best quality Cambodian pepper. Fertile Kirivong District, our hometown, is home to dozens of family pepper farms who have seen a rise in demand over recent years. In response, the amount of land devoted to pepper trees in the neighborhood has increased dramatically. Harvest occurs up to 4 times a year with a little help from underground wells during the dry season.
Our family farm is located near the center of a small town on a 2-hectare plot, sharing the same plot of land as our house. Our first trees were planted 25 years ago and we have been refining our methods ever since. We do not use pesticides and we hope to achieve organic pepper certification soon.
Supporting Cambodian Livelihoods
Kiri Farms supports locally produced and processed Cambodian products. Today, much of what gets consumed in Cambodia is imported from neighboring countries like Vietnam and Thailand. As markets in Cambodia gain maturity things are trending for the better. Local industries are capturing a greater share of domestic consumption and that makes us proud.
Cambodia is too often portrayed as a desperate country in need of assistance. The reality of today is that nothing could be further from the truth. Khmers are a resilient and proud race who do not desire to be viewed as the world's favorite charity. Kiri Farms does not shame its customers into buying our products. We rely instead on our work ethic. We are not an NGO, not a charity, and not a government project. In fact, we are 100% self-funded. Our work is our livelihood.