From Cambodia , To the World

Introducing S.E.A.T.S Farm's agricultural production development business

Delivering high quality products from Cambodia within the country and to the world. SEATS Farm is an agricultural production development project undertaken by SEATS Inc., a Japanese trading company in Cambodia. We own a 6.5ha in-house farm in the Chuk area, Kampot province, southern Cambodia. Here, we export and sell “Kampot Pepper” “from SEATS Farm,” which was all cultivated in our farm, to Japan and other countries, as well as produce and sell Japan Farm Products brand’s high-quality vegetables within Cambodia. In order to create world-class products from Cambodia, we continue to take on challenges through trial and error every day.

Agricultural Production Manager

Born in 1985 and he is from Bante Minchai. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from the Royal University of Phnom Penh, he participated in a government-affiliated water pollution project and worked at a Japanese farm. After that in 2016, he joined SEATS He is striving to produce unique and value-added agricultural products in Cambodia by applying his wide range of knowledge and curiosity. Inc.’s agricultural production development project. He loves farming and spends most of his day on the farm.

The beginning

We, S.E.A.T.S Inc., originally started from the food import and wholesale business (LOKA Food & Beverage). While responding to the requests of clients such as restaurants and hotels that utilize imported ingredients, we have received an increasing number of requests for agricultural products such as burdock, dioscorea opposita, perilla, and radish, which are seemingly familiar in Japan but which are “not found” and “no quality available” in Cambodia.

Through the process of research, we found out that many of the products on the local market were either very small in size and volume, rarely available, or not distributed in the first place. In addition, most of the vegetables distributed were from neighboring countries such as Vietnam and Thailand, and the original producers and the produced area were unidentified, and furthermore, many of them were delivered with a lot of pesticides attached. We witnessed the reality of the Cambodian wet market.

Current situation of the agricultural country: Cambodia

Agriculture accounts for 35% of the GDP in Cambodia. As it is observable in the rural areas, there is a vast uncultivated land. However, most of the agriculture can be done with those that are traditionally easy to grow, such as paddy fields used for growing crops, cassava that does not require much fertile land, and fruit trees including man goes.

As a matter of fact, most of Cambodia’s territory is flat, and there are only a few areas such as cool highlands that allow for heat-sensitive leafy products to grow. For this reason, locally produced agricultural products do not necessarily have unique and distinctive features, and farmers’ general selling method has been to trade based on whatever price buyers who directly visit the fields wish.

A strong will to challenge the potential of Cambodian agriculture

As we became aware of such a situation, we began to consider, “there may be more rooms for improvements.” Although there exist a large number of untouched primary resources in this country, the fact is that there is a lack of human resources and For many years, only certain varieties of crops have been produced by traditional and customary methods, and other agricultural products were imported from neighboring countries, of which the qualities are not credible enough. Many young people in this country find jobs at factories, and the aging of people involved in agriculture is becoming a more alarming issue.

We strongly felt that the fact that agriculture is not a profitable job in this country is an issue that should be tackled in the agricultural country Cambodia, but also, at the same time, we felt such a fact is an opportunity to explore some improvements. Therefore, as a Japanese trading company rooted in Cambodia’s local area, we have a strong will to challenge such an issue with our business method. We would strongly hope to make the best use of the network of Japan and neighboring countries, implement new attempts in By doing so, motivated young people will be drawn into agriculture, and they can further improve and increase their productivity. By doing so, motivated young people will be drawn into agriculture, and they can further improve and increase their productivity.“Increasing the number of farmers who are economically and culturally independent” is the community we strongly would like to realize in this country through our business service.

What we specifically do

We started our business from scratch in Cambodia, and now we are a trading company that owns a food business with a sales network of nearly 500 companies from the middle to the upper class, and we are also engaged in exports and imports. We are taking on the challenge of transforming Cambodian agricultural products into valuable products at home and abroad by utilizing our own resources.

In August 2017, we secured our own farm in the Kampot region and started cultivating the Kampot brand pepper “Kampot Pepper”. In March 2020, we integrated the domestic business of Japan Farm Products (Cambodia). Co., Ltd., which shares aspirations in the farm field in Cambodia with us, and established the business foundation in Cambodia for producing, processing, and distributing high value-added vegetables and fruits of Japanese standards.

Products

Introducing the agricultural products of SEATS Farm sold in Cambodia and abroad.

Kampot Pepper Green

Kampot Pepper Green is harvested while the vines are still young, which can be eaten raw and which are treated as vegetables. The light and refreshing taste and a little spiciness that cannot be tasted with dried pepper make dishes special. Fresh Kampot Pepper Green that will appeal to chefs around the world can be tailored to people's needs. Enjoy a wide range of dishes from meat, fish, pasta, salads to desserts.

Kampot Pepper Black

Kampot Pepper Black is handpicked just before pepper berry fully ripe and is dried in the sun over time. During this time, the outer shell becomes hard and black and becomes the black pepper that everyone loves. This pepper is characterized by a unique floral aroma, and a mild taste spreads throughout the mouth after a bit of spiciness. It is a versatile seasoning that goes well with all kinds of dishes, from salads, pasta, meat to Japanese dishes.

Kampot Pepper White

Kampot White Pepper is very rare, where only hundreds of kilograms are produced each year and only the fully mature and bright red pepper is handpicked. After such red berries are peeled and dried in the sun, it becomes the White Pepper and is delivered to customers. Kampot White Pepper is different from ordinary white pepper and brings out a rich and unique flavor. Characterized by a mild taste and an elegant and delicate aroma, it helps make fish dishes, soups, Japanese dishes, and vegetable dishes with a gentle taste.

Kampot Pepper Red

The bright red ripe peppercorns are handpicked and sorted by hand. Following that, the exodermis that is dried finally becomes the Kampot Pepper Red. The fruity and delicate aroma stimulates people’s appetites, and the combination of mild spiciness and natural sweetness captivates people all over the world. People may enjoy the gorgeous colors by sprinkling on the carpaccio, salad, marinade, potato salad, and main dishes. It is also recommended to add this pepper to desserts such as cakes and ice cream, and coffee.

Japan Farm Products

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