Organto Foods Inc. is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Amfri Farms Limited (“Amfri”) a 600 hectare (1500 acre) Demeter Biodynamic® farm based in Uganda. As per the terms of the agreement, Amfri will grow Organic and Demeter certified organic products under the Organto brand to be distributed to Organto growing customer base throughout Europe.
Amfri’s flagship plantation, Kyampisi was established in 1930 and has been growing IMO Certified Organic products from the 600 hectare farm over the past 18 years. In 2008, it obtained the coveted Demeter farm designation and has looked to expand its farming operations over the past few years. The Company was the first to obtain the Demeter certification in Uganda and produces a variety of products for sale into Europe, North American and the Middle East.
Organto works closely with small local farmers to assist in the transition from conventional to organic farming by providing them with technical assistance, seeds, fertilizer and other inputs. Organto’s strategy is to replicate its social and business model throughout Latin America and other regions.