All produce is lab-tested for quality and health and safety. Certification is carried out independently at the request of the buyer. Certificates are issued on lab results for Customs and other agencies. We are very conscientious that the produce supplied complies with the complex international quality standards of the countries we conduct business with.
For example: in Uganda our exports are processed to meet international standard guidelines by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Uganda Ministry of Agriculture and Private International quality control organisations resident in Uganda. Similar standards are met and maintained in the other countries we work with.
Our products are organically grown – we do NOT use synthetic pesticides or fertilisers. All crops grow naturally, although there are times when we inter a crop for a few years, or leave a particular plot of land fallow for a year to regain its natural fertility as we make use of other areas of the farm. Animal grazing sometimes takes place on the land left to rest.
All of Landrich's partners are aware that food quality and safety includes many factors and have many definitions, such as:
Tools we use for assuring product quality include: Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).
Landrich and their farmers work with some of the most experienced people in the industry. One of the largest agricultural research facilities in Africa is located near our farms in Serere, Uganda, the National Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI), also known as the Serere Agricultural Research Institute.
As a result of this relationship, our farmers get quality seeds, advice and training from the institute. We are able to share our experience with researchers worldwide who visit this research institute.