Transformation of farming

We plan to contribute to the  transformation of rural  farming   in Uganda through sharing  with the local community  new and innovative ways of farming that include the following among others; Protecting the environment; Demonstrating  urban and backyard farming; Practicing sustainable farming practices; Making farming  an  interesting  sector; Sharing of best practice farming ideas; Encouraging value […]
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The impact of sustainable farming on the community

Sustainable farming is the ability of Pearl Of Africa Farm (POAF) to produce goods and services  to meet our needs without compromising the ability of current or future generations to meet their needs.  In order to achieve the above, POAF has implemented the following practices among others; Crop diversity in order to enhance production; Environment […]
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Bamboo farming

Growing of bamboo The bamboos belong to the grasses family and are the fastest-growing plants in the world and there are over 10,000 species of bamboo. Bamboo can grow in any landscape including those that are considered degraded.  It can grow in sandy, stony and sometimes water logged areas. In our farm we grow both green bamboos (Dendrocalamus asper) and Yellow […]
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Why you should visit Pearl Of Africa Farm?

Pearl of Africa Farm (POAF) developed in the rural setting is engaged in attractive and enjoyable sustainable farming that will offer you agricultural, educational and leisure opportunities. The farm management is readily available to share with you the best practice farming ideas during your stay at the farm. The innovative and interesting farming ideas practiced […]
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Preservation of herbal plants in Katubwe- Banda Uganda

A lot of vegetation in Katubwe-Banda  has been  destroyed to free land   for  economic development activities. Some herbal plants are also dying because of environmental and  climatic  change  resulting from  human activities.  Herbal plants that normally grow in hilly areas of  Mende Hill  are being destroyed in the process of  mining   stones for construction projects. […]
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Flooding and soil erosion

At the time of clearing the swamp we were of the view that the swamp was not important to us. We learnt our lessons as a result of flooding and soil erosion. We have now adopted sustainable farming with the aim of   maintaining a healthy environment for future generations. As a result our vegetation cover […]
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Wetlands and their importance

To guarantee a permanent source of water for the farm a wetland of about three acres of land with growing trees and various wetland vegetation has been re-established.  The advantages of the wetland to the farm   are summarized as follows; Source of water The small river that meanders through the farm providing water for fish […]
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Our Flora and Fauna

The farm is located in the area of Katubwe-Banda Wakiso District   where  natural vegetation that included  shrubs, spear grass, elephants grass, trees  and wetlands  has been  destroyed in order to create room for farming and other developmental activities . The  birds,  animals and other livings things that used to occupy the area are no more […]
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Transforming farming

The  local community  is  involved in small scale farming of foods crops and keeping of  limited number of livestock. The food produced  is mainly for home  consumption and a balance if any for sale on the market. The livestock forms part of the savings  for  the head of the homestead  to dispose off  to overcome […]
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Our farm’s impact on the community

The  farm  is  located  in  the  rural area of Wakiso District  about 25 km  on  Kampala-Hoima Road. The people  sorrounding the farm  derive their income mainly from farming activities of food crops, making soil bricks and working in  stone  quaries  on  Mende Hill. The farm with its new innovative concepts is expected to have  the […]
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