As earlier shared (link), during this LR, we visited three cases, focusing on two different business models: Nucleus estate and out grower model (VODP), and Contract Farming (Star Café &Kabeywa United Coffee Farmers Group; Kawacom).
We also got presentations from Kakira Sugar (nucleus estate and out grower scheme), and Kayonza Tea Growers (contract farming), although we were unable to visit them.
Each of the cases was analyzed on aspects of Ownership, Voice, Risk and Reward.
Vegetable Oil Development Project, Kalangala (implemented under a public private partnership arrangement). There is a farmers' Trust, the Kalangala Oil Palm Growers Trust (KOPGT) which links the farmers to the private sector Oil Palm Uganda Limited (OPUL). KOPGT supports farmers to produce quality fruits, access inputs, financing and the market, as well as supporting the farmer structures under the farmers' association. Farmers are paid through the bank on a monthly based, based on the prevailing price and how much they have produced.
|Mr. Chin shows off some crude palm oil from the mill|
|Some LR participants at the palm oil mill.|
This is where the out growers sell their fresh fruit bunches
|A fresh fruit bunch|
|One of the farmers from Beta West Block sharing with the LR how they benefit from the PPP|
The farmers are organized in blocks, and units under the farmers association and the Kalangala Oil Palm Growers Trust
|LR participants pay close attention to Mr Chin (Private sector) as he explains how they work with the farmers|
|A KUCFG farmer's garden - they encouraged to inter-crop for food security.|
|One of the farmers keeps cattle on zero grazing, for food security and nutrition|
|The SIPI falls, one of the amazing sights of Kapchorwa|
|LR participants meet with Star Café and the KUCFG|
|Farmer Omar welcomes the LR to his home|
|PROCASUR's Diana at Omar's farm|
|It is slippery! Careful as you walk down into the farm lest...|
|Omar and his wife explain what they have learned about mixed farming, organic farming and farm maintenace|
|Omar and the Wife receive a certificate of recognition from one of the LR Participants|
|A copy of the contract that Omar and his wife have signed with Kawacom|
|Breath-taking sights of Kapchorwa|
|Inacio of Mozambique, presenting a certificate to Kawacom representative|
|IFAD's Line appreciates a model farmer with a certificate|
|Time for a hike to the Sipi falls! LR can be fun!|
|And, finally, All work and no play...?!|