Although many young people in Uganda have access to land, they haven’t been taught sustainable farming methods and struggle to grow enough to survive. Vast areas of fertile land in Uganda lies barren, while people go to bed hungry.
In Uganda 86% of the population are subsistence farmers, yet more than 50% live in poverty and are unable to feed their families properly. Despite Uganda’s good soil and favourable weather, the poor are getting poorer.
At Kira Farm Development Centre we believe we have part of the solution: conservation farming – a tool which empowers the poor to help themselves. It is a highly efficient, environmentally-friendly method of farming, in contrast to the traditional slash and burn approach.
At Kira we teach the model developed by a movement called Farming God’s Way, which combines biblical training, innovative technology and effective management to unlock the potential of the land.
At Kira Farm Development Centre students learn conservation farming techniques which are environmentally friendly and equip trainees with the skills to feed themselves, and their extended families, three meals a day. With the ability to grow extra crops to sell they can use the spare income to pay for their children to go to school and purchase essential items such as soap and salt. In this way, hope and dignity can be restored in their lives.
Amigos Worldwide is a registered Charity/NGO both in the UK and Uganda.
Amigos Worldwide, Registered in England, Company Number 6122350, Registered Charity Number 1119450
Registered Office 7A Beech Grove, Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon. EX31 1PZ
(Amigos International and Amigos are working names of Amigos Worldwide)