- August 14, 2018
- Posted by: Muhaise
- Category: Farming
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 as their natural home has been destroyed.
Pearl of Africa farm (POAF) aims at contributing towards the efforts of reversing the environment destruction trend through engaging in sustainable land and environment exploitation activities that integrate environmental health, profitability motive and community social impact. The aim is to develop a model farm that will be used to transfer knowledge about sustainable usage of land and environment to the local community and other visitors. The farm will therefore serve as a good example of sustainable of exploitation of land and environment for the benefit of future generations.
Plant and vegetation
The farm has over 500 different types of plants and vegetation majority of which are no longer easily found in the area. The farm has planted eucalyptus forest , Musizi trees papyrus, bamboo trees, coffee, cocoa , swamps grass, herbal plants and many others to ensure the farm has a good collection of various types of plants and vegetation.
Animals , birds and reptiles
The wild animals , birds, insects and reptiles are slowly returning to the farm. We have so far plenty of wild bees and insects , weaver birds , fish , tree climbing squirrels and water based living things like frogs among others.
The efforts of the farm are yielding good results except the challenge of keeping the forest , vegetation and wildlife safe from the local community who have not yet appreciated the value of preserving the environment. We will soon require resources for keeping what has been introduced on the farm safe.