Created in 2013, La Plantation, a family-owned project, is committed to grow and deliver the best sustainable spices.
In our flagship farm in the Kampot area in southern Cambodia, we follow century-old traditions to preserve the original taste of each spice. We create new blends and recipes every year, bringing the unique Kampot terroir to tables around the world.
Our production model respects fair trade principles. As soon as harvested, the peppercorns, spices, roots, leaves and fruits are processed immediately in our on-site processing facilities. This freshness preserves the quality and the aromas of our products.
From farm to table, we build a short supply chain with trusted partners to guarantee the freshest spices.
Our head farmer, 5th generation of pepper growers, respects centuries-old traditions to preserve the taste of the finest pepper in the world, Kampot Pepper.
Khmers, who still heal themselves with traditional and natural remedies, have an extensive knowledge of local plants and their benefits.
In 2020, we went on a hunt to discover new spices across different provinces of Cambodia, and select with them rare and endemic spices.
We conceive new preparations to sublime and preserve our spices, such as our Green Kampot Pepper: salted or dehydrated, and our process of cold-smoking.
Our goal is to rediscover the best spices of Cambodia, whether cultivated or wild, to share them to the rest of the world.
We work in sanitized environments with trained workers to ensure compliance with international food safety and hygiene standards.
We embrace Fair Trade principles with all our partners and offer good working conditions to our employees. We train them regularly, to improve their skills. We follow Sustainable Agriculture practices through organic agriculture, permaculture, and crop rotation.
Leading Towards Excellency
LQuality is the base of our sustainability project. Our farmers take care of each tree throughout the year: from hand-selecting each pepper corn, to treatment on the very day of harvest, and the quality control before packaging.
This quest for excellency is omnipresent in the experience we propose to our visitors at La Plantation, an agro-tourism center in the Kampot region in Cambodia. It contributes to the brand’s reputation around the world.
La Plantation is certified «Producteur Artisan de Qualité» by the Collège Culinaire de France.
OUR SOCIAL PROJECT
For the benefit of the rural community
The plantation, is first and foremost to support rural communities of the Kampot region of Cambodia. Our vision of the project was, ever since its beginnings, social and equitable, respecting the Fair Trade principles. To this aim, we willed to offer good working conditions to our employees, buy products to a superior market price, respect the environment, commercialise from farm to table, support the educational programmes for children.
After 7 years, we are honoured to be certified by WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization). This international acknowledgement proves our everyday social engagement towards our employees and their families, as well as to small farmers of the region.
Les Écoles de La Plantation
The main goal of the NGO «Les Ecoles de la Plantation» is to facilitate access to primary education for all children living around the farm.
However our main challenge and commitment is to provide these country side children with the opportunity of studying in secondary schools and university, to access rewarding jobs.