Husband and wife team, Tobias and Ansofie Basson, are seasoned and experienced Agropreneurs based in Clanwilliam, Western Cape South Africa, with a passion to serve Africa, and its people through best-practise ethical commercial agriculture.
Ethical business practise is achieved when economic, human, social and enviromental capital is developed and maintained, balancing the human and production emphasis. In Namakwaland Farms in South Africa, mainly farm and pack, citrus for the international Northern Hemisphere export market and vegetables (sweetcorn, watermelon, butternut) for the local market. Currently in Uganda, Masaka, Lake Birinzi they produce the highest quality, ground nuts (peanuts) and exotic wild coffees, mainly for export.
The quality of every product we produce depends on the expertise, passion and love of our wonderful production team. Our staff are not employees, they are part of the family, and part of the vision. We strive to not only create the best conditions for our produce to flourish, but also to ensure we maintain an atmosphere where every staffmember will achieve their best potential.
Total ha in Uganda: 20
Seasonable availability: With the raising of the import tax on fresh and processed potatoes to 60% for the 19/20 financial year, there is a sudden demand for domestic production for the more specialized markets like crisps and potatoes for up-market restaurants. Between Café Javas (fresh 30 tons) and Processors (10 tons) there is a good proposition for potatoes production contracts for 40 tons per week at good prices.
Total ha Uganda: 5
Seasonal Availability: Capsicums are grown consisting of Habanero, Chilli and Piquant peppers . With recent interception of False Codling Moth larvae in overseas shipments from Uganda, very tight protocols for production and packaging has been put in place. This opens the opportunity for putting up of adequate facilities where good quality control measures can be implemented. With our production expertise we will also be able to meet the higher quality control demands of the market.
Total ha Uganda: 66
Seasonal Availability: Currently we produce fresh peanuts on a weekly basis throughout the year. We deliver between 800 to 1000 boxes of 6kg peanuts per week. This we acquire through a two weekly planting of 3 hectares. Irrigation gives us the ability for year round production. Our pricing is very fixed on around 20,000 UGX per box. It amounts to around $5.30 US per box.