- August 13, 2018
- Posted by: Muhaise
- Category: Farming
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 following impact on the local community;
The farm currently employs about 20 people from the local community to carry various activites on the farm. The farm when fully operational will employ over fifty people majority of whom will come from the local community.
Sharing of knowledge
The management of the farm spends some sharing farming knowledge with the local community with aim of encouraging them to engage in profitable farming activities. So far a number of farmers have started growing timber trees and bananas and watering crops during the dry season. There is one farmer who has modified his two and half acres farm to engage in integrated farming farming activities on understand that the farm will take some of its visitors to his farm.
Protection of Source of water
The farm has preserved a swamp of about two and half acres as a source of water for various farming activities including fish farming and irrigation of crops. During the dry season the swamp also provides water to the local community that includes a secondary school.
The different farming activities being carried out on the farm that fish , mushroom , herbal plants , coffee, timber forest , bambo forest , plant nurseries and bananas among others offer a lot of learning and training opportunities to the local community, primary and secondary schools and colleges of high learning.
A number of people from neighbouring households frequent the forest to collect dry tree branches that drop down in the eucalyptus forest.
The local community has access to some of areas of the forest for leisure purposes. Plans are underway for them to have directed activities to enhance their capacity to venture into gainful activities.
The farm will attract a lot of visitors that will provide potential demand for goods and services produced by the local community.
The spinoff activities
The farm is expected to stimulate the development of the area because of the number of visitors that will frequent the farm.