Kawandama Hills Plantations
KHP began planting its core species in December 2009 and aims to plant a total of 2,000ha by 2022. This is well over 4,5 million trees in the ground.
The distillation plant has been operational since 2012 and steam is pushed through the pots filled with leaves and twigs which extracts the essential oils. The oil-water mixture evaporates into the condenser, cools, and separates the oil and water. We prune or coppice the trees in the field to take the leaves, and the trees grow back. All parts of the trees are used in the process so it is very sustainable and one tree lifespan can reach up to twenty years.
KHP has started producing its core product and started exporting in 2012. Quality is of the upmost importance to us and is what makes KHP stand out above the rest. As a Malawian company, we are members of the Malawi Chambers of Commerce & Industry (MCCCI), Malawi Investment Trade Centre (MITC) and other key government organisations. Government has shown its commitment to us in turn by granting us the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) status that gives us numerable incentives and tax relief. We work with all of these bodies closely to ensure that our investment is secure and well utilised in Malawi.