Amatheon Farming is comprised of two components: large-scale irrigated and rain-fed farming operations, and trading partnerships with smallscale farmers. Currently, these activities are active in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Amatheon has developed a comprehensive Outgrower Programme that equips small-scale farmers with the necessary knowledge and access to high-value inputs, credit, and a market to expand their businesses and risk mitigation strategies. Amatheon’s current Outgrower Programme in Zambia provides free trainings in the cultivation, handling and harvesting of high-value crops. Due to the rising global demand for organic products, an incremental number of Amatheon’s Outgrowers are trained and officially certified as Organic Growers. Following a contract-farming approach, Amatheon guarantees the off-take of the harvested crops to ensure the sustainability of this Programme. At the same time, Amatheon uses its newly established certified processing and storage facilities to provide high-quality products ready for export.