Lilian Anguparu

African Organic

Hi my name is Lilian Anguparu and I am the General Manager of Amfri Farms.

Our Ugandan farm is specialized in the production, processing and export of organic fruits, vegetables and spices under the name African Organic. We grow lemon grass, papaya and passion fruit in Uganda for Nature & More. Thank you for buying them! Apart from that we also grow pineapples, apple bananas, ginger, mangoes, jackfruit, avocadoes, chilies, bell peppers, herbs, sweet potatoes, tree tomatoes, matooke, gooseberries, egg plants and beans.

We're a large biodynamic, family owned business located about  85 km to the north of Ugandan capital Kampala where the packing, processing plant and office are based. Apart from employing  around 100 persons (during the seasonal peaks) we also collaborate closely with around 150 out growers. These committed, organic farmers are responsible for a considerable percentage of our products. One of the main reasons why African Organic has become one of the main exporters of Ugandan organic produce is because of our close friendship with the Danish organic specialist Solhjulet which dates back to 2003.

 

N&M: Lilian, can you tell us something about the company philosophy?
We are committed to consistently achieving the highest quality standards required by our customers, while obviously also ensuring safe and hygienic working conditions and fair wages for our employees as well as fair prices for the growers we work with.

N&M: Can you tell us something about your organic passion fruit?
Lilan: Passion fruits come from various areas in Uganda. In the area near Kamuli the fruits thrive especially well. The passion fruit is a very demanding plant. It must be propped up on wires and handled carefully. It is a twining plant, so it is almost like hanging clothes on a line and watch them fall down from time to time. After a year the first fruit appears and after two years the plant yield is considerable.

N&M: Can you explain why there are so many organic passion fruit growers in the Kamuli area?
The idea of organic production came from Mr. Dennis Tabbu who introduced the ideas and philosophy of organic farming. Very soon the neighbours were inspired by the high values of organic farming and also started to grow organic crops as well. It was clear to everyone that the use of fertilizers and chemicals would only cause problems instead of a fertile soil. As the farmers say: "The soil will very soon get old and die". But by means of compost, farm animals, covering soil and intercropping it is possible to maintain a fertile soil from which the farmers can grow healthy products in profitable quantities.

N&M: Passion fruit is one of your specialties but for many people in Europe it is not a very common fruit can you therefore give some tips as to how to eat a passion fruit?
Lilian: You can eat passion fruits just as they are. Cut them in half and eat them with a teaspoon like a boiled egg. They are also very tasty in salads. Cut them in half and press the juice and the pips over your salad as a perfect dressing. Passion fruits are also excellent for cream to cakes and ice cream. Furthermore, Passionfruit also makes a rich, colorful and tasty juice!

Recent comments

  • 1 year 1 month ago

    AMFRI FARMS/AFRICAN ORGANIC IS A VERY COMMITTED COMPANY AND ARE PROUD TO WORK WITH EOSTA.THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUPPORTING US BY BUYING OUR PRODUCTS.YOU ARE ALSO MOST WELCOME TO VISIT OUR 600HA BIODYNAMIC FARM.UGANDA IS A VERY GOOD COUNTRY WITH THE BEST WEATHER.COME SEE WHERE ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTS COME FROM PLUS THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WHO PRODUCE AND PACK THEM

  • 1 year 2 months ago

    This has been the number top organic products exporter in Uganda
    Keep up the spirit

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Amfri farms has proven the value of sustainable organic farming methods with its impressive array of awesome and quality fruits and veges it produces! Its inspiring to see Amfri employees committment to ethical farming pratices!

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Uganda

It's the best inspiring company ever and am proud to be part of it because it developed me socially, physically, financially, mentally and intellectually .am really proud to be part of Amfri family thank you so much Mr Nazim and Madam Lilian may the almighty bless you.

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Uganda

This has been the number top organic products exporter in Uganda
Keep up the spirit

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UGANDA

AMFRI FARMS/AFRICAN ORGANIC IS A VERY COMMITTED COMPANY AND ARE PROUD TO WORK WITH EOSTA.THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUPPORTING US BY BUYING OUR PRODUCTS.YOU ARE ALSO MOST WELCOME TO VISIT OUR 600HA BIODYNAMIC FARM.UGANDA IS A VERY GOOD COUNTRY WITH THE BEST WEATHER.COME SEE WHERE ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTS COME FROM PLUS THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WHO PRODUCE AND PACK THEM

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