In Zambia, Amatheon manages a strong portfolio of farming, trading and food processing activities. To date, the Amatheon Group has invested more than US$50 MIllion in Zambia and is integrating its activities along the agricultural value chain.
Amatheon Agri Zambia Ltd (AAZ) is a subsidiary of Amatheon Agri Holding N.V. and began farming operations in Mumbwa District in 2012. Since inception, the company has successfully developed over 3,000 hectares of land for rain-fed and irrigated cropping activities and employees over 200 people on a permanent basis. In Zambia, Amatheon has proven its large-scale farming abilities with strong yields in maize, wheat and soya, and is constantly trialing new crops and varieties. By the end of 2015, two new dams had been constructed which significantly expand Amatheon’s irrigation capacities.