History of Organic coffee
Madanpokhara is a model village of Nepal. It is adjacent to Tansen the head quarter of Palpa. The people in and around this area are very laborious, cooperative, educated, sociable, creative, honest and helpful among them Ghimire family is leading one. Ghimire were doing cow farming & maize production commercially but Ghimire family started coffee plantation since 2035 BS (1978).
Planting coffee/fruits and fodder plants in the land in a commercial scale. It was later extended in the neighboring areasand fostered as an agroforestry model. The family first adopted organic model using compost manure cattle, dung and urine, avoiding chemicals tertilizers & pesticides in the plantation garden after then coffee processing was started (by wooden huller pan roasting and stone grinding) soon at local level as “Homemade organic filter coffee”. It was the first organic coffee in Nepal in the year 2046 (1989 AD). This drew the attention of important stakeholders in the national and international coffee sectors their inspiration, advice and suggestions are highly valued for success. Ministers and so many institutional persons visited the plantation and processing unit in Madanpokhara which resulted in to technical assistance and moral support in the coffee sector, Gradually organic coffee processing practice and planting started in the community level and extended in different districts between 800 m to 1600 m. attitude in the mid-hills, under shade with organic practices.