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Developing inclusive sustainable agriculture

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About Kamapim

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Kamapim is a Tok Pisin word that translates as, to grow, to develop and to improve.


We are dedicated to developing high quality sustainable agricultural crops with remote tribal landowners that protect large tracks of primary rainforest and preserve traditional culture.

We are committed to high quality, organically grown, fairly traded products with customer satisfaction as our top priority. 



KAMAPIM trains small-holder farmers to produce high quality vanilla. Papua New Guinea has been producing organically grown vanilla for some 50 years, with production growing over the past 20 years to become one of the largest producers in the world. Tribal land owners cultivate both Planifolia and Tahitensis depending on the local climate and altitude. Each bean comes from an individual flower which opens only once, which must be hand pollinated before it withers by midday. Nine months after this labour intensive pollination, the green flavourless fruit reaches maturity. Then farmers harvest the ripe beans and begin the long traditional curing process, which is crucial for the development of the flavour and vanillin content.


Local partnership, global reach


KAMAPIM buys vanilla beans directly from local farmers in small villages.

KAMAPIM has developed digital applications for full traceability, from harvesting to export of final products.

Farmers transform the odourless raw material into the well known flavourful product.

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Social engagement


Papua New Guinea's tropical climate provides the ideal conditions for growing vanilla. KAMAPIM ensures ethical sustainability throughout the entire growing, harvesting and production process.

KAMAPIM has organized the sourcing of raw material from villages in ways that respect and preserve the environment, stimulate the development and well being of local communities and safeguards the efficient use of Papua New Guinea's precious resources.

KAMAPIM has developed stable and long-term relationships with farmers, harvesters and communities in different regions.

We guarantee that fair prices are paid directly to the farmers.

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Sustainable Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.


No Poverty


Zero Hunger


Good Health and Well-being


Quality Education


Gender Equality


Clean water and sanitation


Affordable and clean energy


Decent  work and economic growth

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Reduce Inequalities

Sustainable cities and communities

Responsible Consumption and Production

Climate Action

Life Below Water

Life on Land

Peace, Justice and  strong Institutions

Partnerships for the Goals

What we are doing


Kamapim aspires to contribute to the UN sustainable goals in its operations.

Sustainable economic growth and income

Reducing food waste and inter-cropping cash crops and food crops

Hygiene and sanitation training and help to take the polio vaccination team to a remote site.

Financial training and vanilla processing training

Our goal is to ensure women gain 50% of income generated from cash crops

Hygiene and sanitation training

We are promoting methods to reduce timber used for cooking and drying cash crops

Decent and fair pricing

Developing green infrastructure for remote rural locations

Inclusive business model

Supporting clans, cooperatives and communities develop their own development plans

Responsible packaging and use of resources

Promoting climate aware agriculture

Promoting reduction of plastic and landscape catchment management

Promoting organic production, protection of primary rainforests and tree planting in degraded landscapes

Supporting accountable and effective organization throughout our value chain

Develop partnership with stakeholders to help achieve sustainable goals in business

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Madang, Papua New Guinea

+675 71339811

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