Pearl of Africa Farm (POAF) is an integrated agricultural, educational and leisure  farm  located  on about 35 acres piece of land in Katubwe – Banda Wakiso District about 8 km from Wakiso Town  and  7 km  off  Hoima Road.

The farm is also 25 km from Kampala on Hoima Road. The farm has a permanent stream  running through it that provides water for irrigation and other purposes.

The farm was started in mid 1990s by John Muhaise-Bikalemesa with the aim of providing a platform to share knowledge and experience relating to integrated farming under sustainable environment.

John provides strategic and thought leadership direction to the farm. The farm has also enabled him to put into practice the knowledge he has acquired over time.

Farming activities

The farming activities include the following among others;

 ActivityStatus
a) Crocodile farmingPonds already dug
b)ApiaryOver 150 beehives already colonized
c)Fish farmingArtistic fish ponds already dug stocked with 20,000 tilapia and 2,000 catfish. The ponds have stocking capacity of over 100,000 fish.
d)Urban farmingPlanting of crops in progress
e)Forest WalkForest planted and routes identified
f)Mushroom farmingAbout 500 gardens are in production
g)Leisure gardensA number are ready and some in progress
h)Herbal plants The farm has over 150 herbal plants

Key challenges                            

Overtime the farm has faced  the following key challenges;

  • Lack of effective demand at the farm gate;
  • Inadequate rainfall;
  • Lack of proper seeds;
  • Lack of agricultural extension services;
  • Lack of effective crop drugs;
  • Shortage of trained and experienced labor;
  • Theft of crops;
  • Low prices of farm produce in wholesale markets;
  • Lack of affordable appropriate technology for value addition and
  • Limited capital

Wetland Information

The farm has created a wet land that stays wet throughout year. This is in addition to the water in the fish bonds that covers about 4 acres of land.

Forest Cover

The farm has over 20 acres of forest cover.

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