About

•    Self-funded

•    300 MMK from each SAVORY Chin Hills Coffee package

•    Generous donation

•    10% from Contract Farming

•    Fundraising event

•    Co-branded fundraising products

·         KMSS for Farm Water Supply

•    Tourists attracted coffee farms

•    Good range of transportation

•    Attractive scenes

•    Good water resources

•    Expandable farm areas

•    Closed to feasible CBT villages

·         Strong local participation and contribution

 

Our model farm located at Valvum village, GPS location 23.3535720, 93.7238890, Tiddim Township; distance from

•    70 km from Kale Domestic Airport, Kale town, Sagaing region

•   40 km from Taingen the Junction village from Kale, Tiddim, Tonzang to Falam, Hakha, Thantlang towns

•    13 km from Fort White (Hiking+Trekking Route)

•    30 km from Fort White (by the main road)

•    10 km from Mount Kennedy (Hiking+Trekking Route)

•    20 km from Mount Kennedy (by the main road)

•    8 km from Tiddim town (Hiking+Trekking Route)

•    25 km from Tiddim town (by the main road)

•    10 km from Siang Sawn Model Village (Hiking+Trekking Route)

•    23 km from Siang Sawn Model Village (by the main road)

•    10 km from Tiddim (Myanmar) – Imphal (India) and Aizawl (India) National Highway

The SAVORY Chin Hills Coffee is carefully produced by the SAVORY Social Enterprise. The coffee farms are owned by the local farmers in the villages ASL 4500 ft of Tiddim township, Chin state. When You buy this SAVORY Coffee, You already donated 300 Kyats from this package to the Chin Hills Coffee Fund to empower local farmers. Thank you for your support and stand strong with us. Please kindly see what we are doing with your supports. You can also support us by share to others.

Vision: To create jobs opportunities and build passive income together

Mission: Together we build passive income pipelines from agroforestry-integrated coffee farming to eco-agro-tourism development

About us: The Chin Hills Coffee association was formed on 12 December 2016 by 18 persons who interested in Coffee trading, cultivation and production in Chin State of Myanmar.

The Chin Hills Coffee has three pilot implementation regions 1st Valvum village in Tiddim Township, Northern Chin, 2nd Mindat, Southern Chin and 3rd Tetkea Taung village, Sedoktara township, Magwe region. The cluster groups are formed respectively.

Strategy: To implement our mission is to create a model farm for other farmers to see and copy which use Agroforestry-Integrated farming design and system. We started nursery farms in Valvum village since 2016. By 2018 onward the model farms will start in Valvum village. The model farm will be the based landscape for the eco-agro-tourism destination as well.

Tactic: To grow the best coffee variety organically, produce final goods nurture quality to market specific consumers.

Mission statement

Coffee cultivation and production will build and sustain passive income to the farmers’ families, the consequence tourism development will support the communities and the big trees in the coffee farms will balance the climate change effects in the regions.

On the other hand, the Chin Hills Coffee movement will solve the economic, social and environmental challenges in the communities by enhancing communication among the Chin communities, sharing knowledge & skills and strengthening the collaboration.

I. Executive summary 

This recommendation paper highlighted Agroforestry-integrated farming practices and concepts in sustainable land use systems for coffee cultivation and production in Chin state. Coffee can cultivate with other cash crops such as Zawngtak, Avocado, and Jackfruit for shade trees, black pepper, and orchids on the shade trees, bean and maize between the coffee plants and Conjack, Alu, Sweet potato in the soil. Moreover, Cardamom can be cultivated on the coffee farms. The required natural fertilizers can be produced from domestic animals husbandry in the farms. 

II. Opportunity

Myanmar is currently facing high demand in agriculture and technology which has the potential to create significant positive impacts for job creation and poverty alleviation. Chin has great topography for quality coffee cultivation and has good experiences in agriculture and animal husbandry practices. The best specialty coffee is available in Chin Hills and it has been approved by coffee experts. It needs to grow high sea level and good precipitation. Commercialized production can be implemented in Chin state with the strategic plan, systematic approach and modern cultivation techniques, agroforest-integrated farming system. The coffee drinking culture in Asia, Pacific rapidly increase, China and India are now starting consuming. Local market in Myanmar is also increasing for instant and good quality coffee. Coffee farming will be one of the long-term asset creations for passive income. This agroforestry-integrated farming model can attract eco-tourism and agro-tourism business as well.

There are two kinds of coffee varieties can be cultivated in Chin state, that are Catimor from Robusta generation, possible in lower land under 3500 feet of sea level, mass productive, but low coffee quality and low income and the s795, generation of Arabica, cultivable in over 3500 feet of sea level up to 6500 feet depending on the precipitation and climate variation. The s795 has a great quality of specialty coffee but low harvest and high pesticide. For commercial production, it can be cultivated Catuai, modified generation of Arabica. It has the higher harvest, strong resistance and dwarf tree type. 

Why should we promote coffee cultivation in Chin state because:

1. We have the required agroecosystem and suitable topography