Namfo (Pty) Ltd was established in 2003. The first of approximately 40 hectares of orchards were planted in 1999. Orange trees of the Valentia (51%) and Navel (38%) variety make up the bulk of these orchards. The remainder consists of Tangelos (1%), Tangerines (7%) and Mangos (3%).
Another 50 hectares of farmland is currently under irrigation, producing a variety of export quality vegetables. Such include tomatoes, cabbage, potatoes, sweetcorn, greenpeppers, greenbeans, carrots, pumpkins, butternuts, squash, watermelons and onions.
Sustained production is ensured through a scientific method of rotational cropping and organic fertilization. Minimal pesticides are applied to preserve the freshness of the produce.
Namfo plays a vital role in reducing Namibia's dependence on imports from mainly South Africa. Quality and prices compare very favourable to the South African markets, which are constantly monitored to ensure competitiveness.
As one of the largest employers of manual labour in the area, Namfo contributes greatly to the prosperity of the people living in and around Tsumeb. Considerable effort is focussed on providing a safe and pleasant working environment.