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Where we are

To achieve our long-term goals, Amatheon only invests in countries with high domestic growth, political stability, a solid legal system, and the possibility to grow our business on the basis of our three main pillars: farming, trading, and food processing.

Click on the countries we are operating in to learn more.

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.

Operational3,000 ha
CropsMaize, Soya, Wheat, Groundnuts
TypeRainfed, Irrigation
Outgrower Network5,000 smallholder farmers
Heads of Cattle1,300
Meat Market Position 2nd

In Uganda, Amatheon is one of the largest grain producers

The country acts as a regional hub, strategically positioned among growing economies in East Africa.

Operationalabove 3,000 ha
CropsMaize, Soya, Rice, Sunflower
TypeRainfed
Outgrowers1,800

In Zimbabwe, Amatheon seeks a first-mover advantage

Amatheon’s modus operandi in Zimbabwe is contract farming, whereby Amatheon provides the equipment, capital and management of the operations, and carefully vetted titleholders receive a percentage of the revenue.

Operational900 ha
CropsMaize
TypeRainfed

About Zambia

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Why Zambia?

Amatheon Agri chose Zambia as its first investment destination in 2012. Zambia is strategically located in Southern Africa – sharing borders with eight countries – and the farm site is well located in close proximity to Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, as well as the Copperbelt area.

Zambia encompasses more than 750,000km² of land yet has a population of only 14 million, thus relatively low population density. Only 3% of Zambia’s arable land is irrigated while 40% of the water resources in southern Africa pass through the country – pointing to untapped irrigation potential. A steadily growing population – as well as steadily improving living standards – favorably enhances Zambia’s macro-economy. The country is politically stable and the creation of the Zambian Development Agency in 2006 was an important step towards further promoting investments, centralizing incentive schemes and aftercare services for investors.

Being a member of the Southern African Development Community Free Trade Area (SADC-FTA), as well as the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Zambia enjoys access to the largest regional economic grouping in Africa, comprising approximately 400 million people. Regional infrastructural projects strategically position the country as a land-linked transit hub to neighboring countries.

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Latest News from Zambia

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Amatheon receives Environmental Award in Zambia

Following World Environmental Day on 5 June, Amatheon Agri Zambia is proud to receive an Environmental Award by the Zambian Environmental Management Authority (ZEMA) for its contribution to the country’s sustainable development. The prize highlights Amatheon’s consistent engagement with the authority…

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First Community Livestock Centre Boosts Rural Supply Chain

A new Community Livestock Centre was inaugurated by the Minister of Fisheries and Livestock, Hon. Greyford Monde, in Mumbwa district today, to support nearby farmers improve their livestock condition and access to markets. Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Hon Maxus Ngonga,…

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About Uganda

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Why Uganda?

Uganda is an important commercial hub for the Great Lakes region, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Rwanda. It is extremely fertile and has many lakes and rivers. Kenya and Tanzania function as principle export and import routes.

Uganda has seen a major influx of international investors in light of its tremendous agricultural growing potential, agro-climatic conditions, strategic position in east Africa and welcoming economic environment. New agri-players strengthen overall viability of farming investments by increasing availability and affordability of inputs, machinery and equipment.

Between 1992 – 2011, the country’s GDP grew at 7% annually and growth is expected to remain solid with projected increases of 5.8% between 2017 – 2020. The discovery of oil reserves near farming operations provide a unique opportunity for Uganda to carry out an economic structural transformation and further boost rural growth. As in many African countries, agriculture is the most important sector of Uganda’s economy, employing over 80 percent of the country’s workforce and contributing 42% of the national GDP. The demand for staple food from neighboring South Sudan is expected to remain high as the country’s instability remains high.

The Ugandan population is expected to grow from 34 million in 2013 to 95 million in 2050 which will strengthen the importance of the agriculture and food industries. Their growing middle class further increases the demand for high protein value food. Overall, Uganda has successfully expanded its road network, power grid, coverage area of mobile service providers which also contributes to a promising investment environment.

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Latest News from Uganda

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Amatheon Agri And Anaka Hospital Team Up To Boost Community Health In Nwoya, Uganda

Amatheon Agri Uganda is joining hands with the Anaka Referral Hospital to provide medical services to 14 villages in Nwoya District, through a new Public Private Partnership that was launched in Nyamukino yesterday. During quarterly health outreach days, a mobile…

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Promoting Education and Health in Nwoya, Uganda

Nwoya Uganda, 10th July 2015 – improved access to quality health and education services remains a top priority for the Ugandan government and various stakeholders. Despite the registered successes over the years, persisting challenges in the health and education systems have…

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About Zimbabwe

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Why Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe is located in southern Africa and is bordered by Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique. It is rich in natural resources with vast amounts of fertile soil, minerals, and has over 320 days of sunshine per year. Zimbabwe’s economy was marked by a period of 11% growth between 2009-2012, and followed with a decline of 3% in 2014 – 2015. Forecasts see Zimbabwe’s GDP continuously growing by 3-5% to 2020. The agricultural sector to 20% of the country’s GDP and employs close to 70% of the workforce. Zimbabwe aims to restore its previous status as the second largest economy and breadbasket in southern Africa, with a deep understanding of mechanized agriculture, value chains and infrastructure. Strengthening Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector is critical to improve rural livelihoods, improve domestic food security and increase the country’s economic growth.

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