Unlike many large aid agencies which have an agenda of their own, we believe in enabling people and communities to achieve their chosen goals. The work we have done so far has been guided by the conversations and planning sessions we have had with local people.
Our main project in 2022 is to improve crop yield and food production.
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Most people living in rural Uganda are subsistence farmers living almost entirely on the crops they can grow and at the mercy of the climate which means in some seasons there are droughts and others floods. This is the case in both Kyemula and Namayili and when the crops fail people go hungry as no-one has cash to buy supplies. Our aim is to provide better tools, seeds and fertiliser to increase the quality and variety of crops which will enable the farmers to sell any surplus to invest in more seeds and fertiliser for the following season.
In 2021 we ran a pilot project with 50 farmers in each community which went well. The farmers crop yields were such that they were able to sell surplus maize and beans to the village schools creating a virtuous circle – the money they earned will buy next season’s good quality seeds etc. We are delighted that it was the first year we have not been asked to provide ‘food aid’ – investing in enabling the village to become self sufficient is a more productive way of using our money.
In 2022 we will extend the project to include more farmers and to purchase longer term crops to benefit the village like plantains, cassava and eucalyptus trees.
£10 buys a hoe and a watering can – the basic tools needed by each farmer.
£20 buys a selection of good quality maize, bean, cabbage and onion seeds – the basic foods grown in each garden.
£50 buys a spray pump and fertiliser for a small group of farmers to share