Кооператив: New Tekangu FCS
Станція митої обробки: Ngunguru
Грунт: Clay loam soil
Середні опади: 1400mm
Середні температури: 20.5 °C
Різновид: SL 28, SL 34, Batian, Ruiru 11
Висота вирощування: 1744 masl
Період цвітіння: March – April
Період збору врожаю: October – January
Обробка: Fully washed
Farm or Region History / Background
Ngunguru is one of the four factories within the New Tekangu society. The name Tekangu consists of the beginning of the three first factories: Tegu, Karogoto and Ngunguru. After the society was created, Wakamata factory was added. The name Ngunguru translates to a place where a lot of firewood can be found.
Farm / Estate Processing Techniques
The first step is for the farmers to sort their cherries. Only the ripe cherries are being accepted for pulping. After pulping, the parchment is left in the tanks so that it can ferment overnight. Once the parchment is fermented it is separated into P1, P2, P3 and P lights and dried for 10-16 days. The factory uses raised beds to dry the parchment. Also, they are trying to replace the wooden ones with more robust metallic ones.
Environmental/Sustainability, Social/Community Development
The cooperative is working with agronomists to train the farmers on good agricultural practices. For the manager of the FCS, Naomi, it is also important to highlight the work on gender equality.