WHO WE ARE

Pearl of Africa Farm (POAF) is  located in the rural setting  in Banda Bukaada about  20 km from Kampala on Hoima Road. The farm was acquired over time from 1990.

Sustainable water supply

The farm has a permanent water stream  that runs  through it  providing water  for farming  activities all year around. In addition the farm has created a wetland to protect the source of water  In case of extreme situations  the fish bonds have enough water to meet the farm requirements for six months.

Our Vision

Creating heaven on earth in the minds of our customers through our professional staff.

Our Mission

Creating heaven on earth in the minds of our customers through our professional staff.

Our Value Proposition

We will enable our visitors to see and live the sustainable use of the environment for future generations.

Model Farm

The farm also provides an opportunity to  the visitors  to enjoy  rural   life  experience just 20 km away from Kampala. They will learn  how the local communities  are  addressing   the  key challenges of lack of clean water , power for cooking  and lighting  and low income level  among others.

Rural Life experience

The farm also provides an opportunity to  the visitors  to enjoy  rural   life  experience just 20 km away from Kampala. They will learn  how the local communities  are  addressing   the  key challenges of lack of clean water , power for cooking  and lighting  and low income level  among others.

Appropriate technology

The appropriate technology the rural community used at the farm include the following among others;

  • Baking ovens
  • Dough  proofer 
  • Saw dust  cooking
  • Fire cooking
  • Bio Gas cooking
  • Incinerator  for rubbish management
  • Campfire places
  • Barbeque facilities

Value addition

The farm has carpentry workshop that makes unique furniture from both timber and bamboo from the farm.

Farming activities

The activities on the farm include the following among others

  1. Fish farming in artistic fish that were manually dug using labour from the local community;
  2. Bee farming with the main purposes of providing a home to the dwindling bee population in area;
  3. Forest farming with the aim of providing forest cover , firewood  for cooking and timber for  various purposes;
  4. Bamboo farming for construction, furniture making  and firewood;
  5. Preserving herbal plants for medicine and various purposes;
  6. Promotion of appropriate technology to demonstrate different ways of cooking ;
  7. Leisure gardens for visitors  and community activities;
  8. Canoe section to equip the local community and visitors with canoeing including boat building skills;
  9. Furniture workshop to equip the local community with skills of making affordable furniture ;
  10. Bakery to equip the local community with baking and barbecuing skills and;
  11. Nursery Garden to equip the local community with skills of producing seedlings for planting.

Farming challenges

The farm  provides best information to the local community  that enables them to address  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;
  • Low prices of farm produce in wholesale markets;
  • Lack of affordable appropriate technology for value addition.
  • Limited capital

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