Farm profile

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1533814658334{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css_animation=”none”]Pearl of Africa Farm (POAF) is  located in the rural setting   about  25 km from Kampala on Hoima Road. The farm has a permanent stream  running through it that provides water  for farming  all year around.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Farming activities

The farming activities include the following among others;

 ActivityStatus
a) Crocodile farmingIn progress
b)ApiaryIn progress
c)Fish farmingArtistic fish ponds already dug and stocked
d)Seedlings Nursery gardenWith seedlings of compound flowers , bamboo and eucalyptus
e)ForestAlready planted
f)Training KitchenAlready set up
g)Leisure gardensA number are ready and some in progress
h)Herbal plants The farm has over 150 herbal plants
i)Value additionIn progress
j)Farm buildingsIn progress
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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

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Wetland Information” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”no_stripe” css=”.vc_custom_1535648680588{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_column_text]The farm has created a wet land to provide source of water throughout year. This is in addition to the water in the fish bonds that covers about 4 acres of land.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Forest Cover” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”no_stripe” css=”.vc_custom_1535650376957{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_column_text]The farm has preserved vegetation to educate forest cover.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][stm_sidebar sidebar=”311″][/vc_column][/vc_row]