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    WHO WE ARE

    Amfri Farms Ltd also trading as African Organic is involved in the production, processing and export of organic fresh, dried and frozen fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. It is certified

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    Kyampisi Farm & Demeter Training

    This training takes place at Kyampisi Farm, and is meant to equip all members with the concepts of biodynamic farming. It gives a refresher training, as well as training all new staff about

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    Our Products

    FRESH EXPORTS Pineapples, Passion Fruits, Ginger, Papaya, Apple Banana, Avocado, Lemongrass, Aubergine, Eggplant, Tree Tomato, Pumpkin, Jackfruit, Chia, Quinoa, Bell peppers, Butternut, Arabica and Robusta coffee, Plantains, Mangoes, Gooseberries, Sweet potatoes, Beans. DRIED PRODUCTS Dried Pineapple, Apple

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WHO WE ARE

Amfri Farms Ltd also trading as African Organic is involved in the production, processing and export of organic fresh, dried and frozen fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. It is certified by IMO Control-Switzerland in compliance with EEC Regulation 2092/91, USDA/NOP Final Rule and Naturland standards. The Company was the first to be certified in Uganda dealing in organic produce supplied by groups of out growers and the company farm (Kyampisi Farm). The company is owned by the Shivji family who are Ugandan-born Canadians who have been operating the Kyampisi Farm since the 1960’s. The predecessor to Amfri Farms was Sun trade and Consulting Int (U) Ltd that started in 1990 with 25 individual out-growers and has grown to more than 100 farmers over the years.

Since 2000, the farm has been certified organic and in September 2007, it attained its Demeter Certificate.

Amfri fresh export products include Arabica and Robusta coffee, organic pineapple (smooth cayenne and Victoria), apple bananas, plantains, ginger, papaya, mangoes, jackfruit, avocadoes and passion fruits as well as chilies, bell peppers, herbs, gooseberries, aubergines, beans, and others.

Dried products include dried pineapples, apple bananas, mangoes, paw paws, jackfruit , gooseberries and vanilla, dried herbs like rosemary, lemongrass, and spices like chilies, vanilla and ginger.

Dried cereals and grains like Chia, Quinoa, Sesame, Millet.

The company is also contracted to provide substantial quantities of special natural ingredients such as Butterfly peas (ClitoriaTernatea), Annato (BIXA orellana), Safflower (carriots), Purple fleshed sweet potato and is experimenting with varieties of black and orange carrots, red raddish, red beet and other natural products.

Frozen products include frozen passion fruit pulp, frozen apple banana puree, and frozen pineapple dices, frozen mango pulp and dices, frozen papaya dices, and frozen gooseberry pulp. The company is also experimenting with frozen sweet potato, carrots, pumpkins, red raddish and red beet root.

Main export destinations include:

  • Denmark, Holland, Germany (fresh, dried and frozen products),
  • Dubai/UAE, Bahrain (fresh and dried products), (dried products) and
  • USA, Canada (dried products).

Suppliers

We currently work with 152 certified farms/outgrowers (contributing up to 90% of our total sales) located in the districts of Luweero, Kayunga, Mukono, Wakiso, Mpigi, Rakai, Mubende, Kamuli, Masaka, Budaka and recently scaling into Mbale.

We also own a farm in Nakeseke district (1500 acres), 900 acres certified organic and Demeter. It is partly for demonstration and training purposes but also contributes up to 10% of the total supplies. On this farm, we have Demeter cattle managed in a very special way in order to get good composting material to be used in the whole production system.


Kyampisi Farm & Demeter Training

This training takes place at Kyampisi Farm, and is meant to equip all members with the concepts of biodynamic farming. It gives a refresher training, as well as training all new staff about biodynamic farming.

COMPARISON BETWEEN DEMETER AND BIODYNAMIC FARMING

  • Biodynamic farming is the advanced form of organic agriculture, while Demeter are products which come from biodynamic farming, or a brand name for products from biodynamic farming.
  • Biodynamic farming is harmonizing nature to improve on the quality of agricultural produce while Demeter is a certification attained after practicing biodynamic farming.
  • Biodynamic farming involves the use of preparations as named below:

500 (horn manure), 501 (silica), 502 (yarrow), 503 (chamomille), 504 (stinging nettle), 505 (oak bark), 506 (dandelion), 507 (valerian), 508 (horsetail).

500 and 501 are field preparations whereas the others are compost preparations.

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Our Products

FRESH EXPORTS

Pineapples, Passion Fruits, Ginger, Papaya, Apple Banana, Avocado, Lemongrass, Aubergine, Eggplant, Tree Tomato, Pumpkin, Jackfruit, Chia, Quinoa, Bell peppers, Butternut, Arabica and Robusta coffee, Plantains, Mangoes, Gooseberries, Sweet potatoes, Beans.


DRIED PRODUCTS

Dried Pineapple, Apple Banana, Jackfruit, Mango, Papaya,Gooseberry, Vanilla, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Ginger, Sesame, Millet, Butterfly Pea, Safflower, Annato, Puple fleshed sweet potatoes, Black and orange carrots, Red raddish, Red beet root.


HERBS AND SPICES

Chilli, Vanilla, Coffee, Lemon Balm, Dill, Chinese, Tumeric, Chives, Coriander, Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Calendula, Cardemom


FROZEN PRODUCTS

Frozen passion fruit pulp, Frozen apple banana puree, Frozen mango pulp and dices, Frozen papaya dices, Frozen gooseberry pulp, Frozen pineapple dices, Frozen sweet potato, Carrots, Pumpkin, Red raddish, Red beet root.