Our values include supporting inclusive growth with green development and we are partners with a number of emerging farming projects in various capacities. We ensure that emerging farmers learn from experts in the industry and support them where necessary.learn more
We have over 700 small-to-medium size macadamia outgrowers in various regions of the country with macadamias at different stages of growth and maturity.
We are establishing macadamia nuts Collection Centres which cater for out growers with maturing macadamia nuts. We do that under the umbrella of MACADAMIA FAMILY Agricultural Extension Services. The Collection Centre staff give outgrowers technical advice on orchard maintenance and post-harvest handling of macadamia nuts in addition to buying the nuts harvested by the outgrowers soon after de-husking. While we have already started the outgrowers operation in Kyenjojo District to serve all the surrounding areas, similar arrangements are underway for the other macadamia farming areas around the country.
AMAFH Farms Limited has access to a wealth of technical expertise through its own staff, as well as external crop specialists. Our growers are encouraged to adhere to Good Agricultural Practices. Trainings and conferences are held to share the latest technologies and recommendations. We are passionate about protecting the environment. A strong focus in our messages is sustainable, responsible farming using integrated management practices and natural resources management practices.
Farmers are given training and advise on crop establishment planning including soil improvement and management practices.
We offer training to our out growers on good agricultural practices. This is done through ad hoc trainings and farmer field tours.
Training fruit trees starts when trees are planted, as setting the structure early helps young trees produce early. It’s more efficient and easier to train trees early by placing limbs in a position, rather than pruning them later.
Pruning is a very important action on macadamia trees. It is an action that influences various other aspects of the tree and crop, such as pest and disease control, yield and rejuvenation.
When fully mature nuts fall to the ground they are picked by hand or machine and taken for removing the outer green husks. That process is called de-husking and is done as soon as the nuts are collected so that drying commences. After that the nuts bare sorted physically by hand then through a water bath. In the water bath the floating nuts, which are immature and other rejects are removed from the nuts which then go for drying.