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MiKiwi Development

KEY FACTS

Company Name

MiKiwi Co., Ltd.


Headquarters

14461-1 Kawakita, Tsuno-cho, Koyu-gun, Miyazaki-prefecture 889-1201, Japan
Ph. 0983 -32-5319

Staff

13 Japanese Full time staff and 3-30 casual staff.
6 New Zealand Staff helping Orchard management and Development

Paid up capital

10 million yen

Planting area

Total of approximately 25 hectares

Orchards
Asakusa Orchard (Tsuno Cho)
Fujimi Orchard (Tsuno Cho)
K1 Orchard (Kawaminami Cho)
K2 Orchard (Kawaminami Cho)

Production 
2021 season 660t
2022 season 920t

Certification
Approved Farmer Tsuno Cho No.27-935 Kawaminami Cho
Orchard: JGAP
Pack House: SQF
 

Timeline of Events

2009 - Met Governor of Saga and heard concerns over shrinking farming industry in Japan
2013 - Initial Study on potential growing area in Japan
2014 - Established MiKiwi in Miyazaki
2015 May - started building Asakusa orchard (5.7ha) in Tsuno town, Miyazaki
2015 Oct - First planting 
2016 Apr - Started developing Fujimi Orchard.  Planted later this year
2017 Aug - Toyo Engei and Ehime Prefecture staff visited Mikiwi
2017 Oct - Frist harvest and Harvest Festival, all fruit packed in Toyo Engei packhouse, Ehime
2017 Nov - Local high school students had work experience at MiKiwi
2018 May - Established EKiwi in Ehime Prefecture
2018 Sep - First major typhoon hit our orchard. Reasonable damage on overhead shelter
2018 Oct - Harvest festival with Fujimi community
2018 Dec - Started developing K1 Orchard in Kawaminami town, Miyazaki
2019 Mar - Started developing K2 Orchard in Kawaminami town, Miyazaki
2021 Oct - First Harvest from K1 & K2
2022 Oct - Achieved average 40mt per hectare yield

2022 Oct - Hyuga Packhouse opened (Hiraiwa, Hyuga City)
 

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