B.K.I.E.A has determined to contribute its part to the agricultural development efforts of the country. it has invested in agriculture and has started its large scale coffee plantation at Yiret valley. In addition to coffee plantation, high value agro-commercial products such as sesame seeds, spices and others.
Yirt valley farm started its operation in 2014 by securing 250 hectares of land from Sothern Nations Nationalities and Peoples State. Currently, after a cultivating and covering the 250 hectares of land with coffee seedlings, sesame, corn and other sesonal crops. additional 1500 hectares of land has been secured from the regional state.
As a result of the eastablishment of this farm, the local community has obtained an opportunity to get access for better agricultural practices. Out of 1000 hectares of land planned to be covered by coffee trees after three years, a total of 50 hectares of land is cultivated with coffee plantation. After five years we will be able to export coffee produced from our own farm.
All the necessary machineries have been purchased and supplied to the farm site with initial investment of Birr 25 million to carry out full scale mechanized farming.