10 students from Uganda who completed the Agrostudies internship last year have been pooling together their resources and knowledge to create a goat farm in their home country.
They come from three different Universities, Kyamboo University, Makerere University and Busoga University and they have realized that the best way forward is by working together. The farm is being established in the Nakaseke district and they have already managed to make a small start.
At first they will bring in 200 goats although they already have plans to expand to 1000 goats.
Since the climate in this district is not compatible for goat milking they will be focusing on cross breeding the goats and farming them for meat production. Neema Nagadya, one of the participants in this project and a former Agrostudies student explains:
“We preferred cross breeds because they perform better than the local breeds and the exotic breeds were not desired because they are more expensive and the climate in Uganda allows for many disease causing organisms and insects of many kinds”. The first step which they are now taking is planting green pastures for the goats, after which they will be bringing in the first batch.
Here is an important example of how participating in the Agrostudies program not only provides important skills and experience, but also connections and friendships that can help the students leverage their ideas and transform them into a reality.
The greatest resource they have after knowledge, is each other, to work together and change the world around them through friendship and collaboration. We wish them the best of luck.
These are the names of the students participating in the goat farm venture: