Arawa Fresh Produce Ltd (AFP) is a locally owned and operated company which grows, buys, processes and sells agricultural produce. The company, which was registered in 2014 and started trading in 2016, currently employs 18 staff and this is expected to increase.
At present the core business of AFP is buying cocoa, paying premium prices for premium quality, and selling this into markets the company has developed over past year. To improve quality of cocoa, the AFP offers training and superior prices to enable access to premium markets. The company has 5 licensed quality assessors and receives cocoa from 30 approved fermentaries who have passed strict quality assessment, the aim is to reach 500 premium growers over the next 5 years.