Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C, and contains significant amounts of glutamine, an amino acid that has anti-inflammatory properties. We currently grow the Copenhagen variety distributed by Semagri
In Cameroon sweet potatoes come in a variety of colors, including those with white, yellow, orange, or purple flesh. We are currently growing the yellow variety with butter-colored flesh, and a sweet flavor.
We are currently growing the red Julio variety and are planning to introduce the Red Creole as well as the purple homogenous Noflaye varieties.
Garlic is a historical crop with an assumed origin in Central Africa. Regular white garlic, hybrid garlic, or purple white garlic, is the most common garlic variety of Cameroon. We can grow upon order for purchase.
We are currently growing Kiara and Rio Grande varieties distributed by Semagri and Tropicasem respectively. Also available are Barnum, Nadira, and Jaguar.
It has been called “a perfect villager’s vegetable” because of its robust nature, dietary fibers and distinct seed protein balanced in both lysine and tryptophan amino acids. Popular okra cultivars in Cameroon are Clemson Spineless, Volta, Emerald; Gombo Paysan and Gombo Cafeie.
Cocoyam, a generic term for both Xanthosoma and Colocasia, is a traditional staple root crop in many developing countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. We are growing white and yellow varieties at our Nkoteng farm. Cocoyam is very rich in vitamin B6 and magnesium. The leaves are a good source of vitamins A and C and contain more protein than the corms.
Yam production is difficult for several reasons: its high labour requirement, its low yield per hectare compared to cassava or sweet potato, the relatively large amount of planting material required, and its long growing season. For these reasons and problems of storing harvested yam, the costs of yam production are high and yam is slowly losing ground to cassava. It has been estimated that the cost per 1,000 calories of yam is four times greater than those of cassava. Despite these high costs the nutritional value of yam is sufficiently higher than its competitor crops, justifying further research into its viability for mass production.
Arabica Coffee Farming
We are currently developing Arabica coffee at our farm in the Northwest province of Cameroon. By 2020, our sustainable farm in this high altitude region is expected to produce about 330 tons of green Arabica coffee beans per year. The harvested coffee cherries will be processed using the wet method, which involves fermenting and de‑pulping the beans. The beans are then naturally dried under the sun, and ready to ship!
We are developing cocoa on our plantation in the Mbam region, near the center of Cameroon. By 2020, our sustainable farm is expected to produce approximately 220 tons of dry cocoa beans per year. The harvested cocoa product will be fermented using the box method. This method involves spreading the beans in a wooden box and covering them with banana leaves. Holes in the bottom of the box allow excess moisture to seep out. The beans are then dried under the sun.