ABOUT KASHIMI FARMS
Kashimi has a heart to make a responsible, sustainable and meaningful impact in the communities and environments in which we operates and serves. We are kind to the environment by employing organic and regenerative practices. At Kashimi, we intend to leave a positive footprint so that future generations are not worse off for our having been here.
We intend to make use of smart-agri technology to ensure maximum yields with minimum detrimental environmental impact. At Kashimi, we believes that positive and sustainable financial results can be achieved whilst positively and meaningfully considering the impacts of our operations on our stakeholders, being our staff, the environment, and the communities around the farms.
Kashimi is focused on tree crops; specifically apples, avocadoes, pine and mukula. Our first plantings are in December 2022, we excitedly anticipate our first apple harvest in 2024, and our first avocado harvest in 2026. We expect to start harvesting our timber in 2033 and beyond. The long-life span of our tree crops talks to the long-term view that we have, and our intent to purposefully make a long-term impact. By making use of organic and regenerative principles as well technology for smart-farming, we intend to produce superior quality fruits and timber for both local and export markets.
Did you know ?
Apple trees need at least 8 hours of sun per day during the growing season.
Avocado trees benefit from infrequent, deep watering. This allows root growth.
A pine is any conifer tree or shrub in the genus Pinus of the family Pinaceae.
Mukula trees take upto 100 years to mature and cannot be dealt with carelessly
The tree crops planted will create a carbon sink, contributing positively to the global climate challenges.
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
At Kashimi, ESG is not a buzzword but is at the core of our purpose and a natural part of how we operate: Environment – Kashimi applies organic and regenerative practices, ensuring that the environmental impact is reduced. The tree crops planted will create a carbon sink, contributing positively to the environment.
Planting of beneficial plants as cover crops enriches the soil, fixing nitrogen, improving soil health and ultimately serving the environment positively. Practices such as the use use of cover crops to retain moisture, regular soil moisture monitoring using smart technology tools, combined with the use of drip irrigation (to ensure the right amount of water reaches the right places) are in place to ensure minimal water wastage; supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6 that speaks to sustainable management of the precious commodity; , water
Fruit that does not meet supply standards is to be processed into products such as avocado oil and apple juice, reducing wastage and supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030.
Social – Kashimi’s first employee is a woman, and Kashimi plans to recruit more women into its business, in order to close the gender gap in formal employment. This goal is particularly dear to Kashimi given it is women-led and majority owned. Aligned with its purpose, Kashimi chooses to pay a living wage, as opposed to a minimum wage.
Governance – Kashimi complies with all regulations and ensures that it has policies and procedures in place to keep the business run on sound principles.