UFF has a large footprint, with operations in Morocco, Nigeria, East Africa, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland, and currently produce permanent crops, livestock, fresh produce, plantations, rice, row crops, edible oils and more. Its focus is to invest locally and internationally to create a mutual benefit for the investor, their workforce and the countries in which they operate. Within the South African market, UFF has 6 farms that specialize in the production of citrus, table grapes, bananas, and deciduous and stone fruit.
After the establishment of the fund, UFF and Futuregrowth Asset Management approached AMSCO with the need for more experienced agri-business management to supplement the financial asset management skills that already existed within the firm, and to be able to better advise clients and potential investors on the risk-return profile of the agri-investments. Additionally, there was a need to establish new agri-investments and this required the expert advice of specialists within the agri-business to network and develop relationships with key stakeholders.