Millet as a staple food in Africa

Millet is a staple food crop for a number of countries in Africa. The grain is drought resistant and it is a useful crop in any soil even ones with little nutrition. This makes millet an important stable food for most countries of Africa. . Origin of millet Millet grain originated from Asia and Africa […]

Cassava as a Cash Crop

There are two types of cassava the sweet cassava and the bitter. The bitter cassava can be used for human consumption but going through a process to reduce cyanide, a poison contained in the bitter cassava.Cassava is a plant which produces starchy tubers underneath. The skin which covers a white flesh is generally brown in […]

Challenges of farming in Africa

Farming in Africa has a lot of challenges and at the same time it offers a lot of opportunities. This article will concentrate on the challenges facing a farmer in Africa. The challenges are many but the following are the key ones; Purpose of farming Many farmers venture into farming without a clear purpose in […]

Life on Uganda farm

A farm can be defined as an area of land and its buildings used for growing crops and rearing animals, typically under the control of one owner or manager. Uganda has fertile soils and favorable climate for growing of crops, rearing of animals and keeping of poultry. Incidentally majority of Ugandans live in their small […]


Pumpkin is a large trailing plant with yellow and bell-shaped flowers. The origins of the pumpkin can be traced to the southern regions of North America and the northern regions of South America that is central Mexico, Columbia and Yangtze valley in China.  Growing of pumpkin has become popular of recent among farmers in many […]

Bananas as a cash crop

This article is not a research but it is intended to ring a bell that there are wide aspects of banana growing which have not been considered by peasant farmers in Africa. As we all know Africa is endowed with natural resources including bananas which can be used to produce high value products that fetch […]

Why I enjoy my farm

The farm has been designed and developed to be attractive and enjoyable to both  workers  and visitors with a number of different interesting activities. The  attractive environment   enables the employees to produce quality goods and service  in addition of  providing  good customer service The following  are a number of  enjoyable  activities that I enjoy  when […]

Bamboo farming

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. Growing 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 […]

Brief on the Fisheries sector in Uganda

Approximately 18% of Uganda’s land surface of 236,040 km2 is covered by water. The country has 165 lakes with internal surface water resources estimated at 39 km3 yr-1, while groundwater is believed to be around 29 km3 y-1. Then surface water bodies contain an array of fish species that are harvested for both human consumption […]

My journey in bee farming

My journey in bee farming

About a year ago an idea of bee farming to produce honey for commercial purposes came to my mind. I have a small mixed farm with a forest of eucalyptus, palm and other local indigenous flowering trees. I also grow various crops including bananas, maize, cassava, coffee, rice, papaws, guava and various greens for both […]