FD Kilimanjaro

Green Beans

Mtakuja development organization (MDO) partners with African Vegetables Company Limited to produce green beans at the Mtakuja farm project. Aim of project is to build capacity for MDO to increase income through alternative sources and to make other farmers adopt green beans as an alternative crop.

We cultivate a total of 3 acres of green beans, we do pre-grading at the farm; they need very specific features for extra fine beans. We have already harvested, graded and sold a total of 5700 kg to our buyer African Vegetables Company. Also through this project more than 25 villagers work as a casual laborers for sowing, weeding, spraying, harvesting and grading per day. Due to climatic conditions the last sowing is done in September because later the weather is not favorable for green beans.