Our sows have all produced large litters recently, and once big enough, the piglets are sold on locally. These photos show the two piggeries now in action, the clean conditions and good husbandry practised by our farmer, Abel, and his workers.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Debi Hoege started as the new Field Director for the Kasiisi Project in February 2014. Debi is a graduate of Boston University and has worked in Fort Portal for the past 18 months as the project director of a safe water programme under the umbrella of Notre Dame University, Indiana. Debi joins Ugandan Director Elect Dr […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
With a luxurious carpet of coffee husks and charcoal heaters to help our newcomers survive and thrive, the new chicks take up residence in our second chicken house, financed last year by SCIMP – the Stevenage Churches Interdenominational Project. Within a few months they should join our current hens in laying up to £50 worth of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Part of the biodigester system constructed for the farm by cadets from West Point Military Academy in the summer of 2013. The gas produced will be used for cooking in the volunteer house kitchen, once it is complete.Continue Reading... No Comments.
As well as greens grown on the farm, our hens receive feed carefully mixed and measured by farmers Abel and Sedrak.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hanne Haugen, an employee of London advertising agency Wieden and Kennedy, has generated a business and communications strategy to help the Kasiisi Project market our income generating programs, including the School Farm, and increase awareness of the work we do, both locally and internationally.Continue Reading... No Comments.
UK-based Abby Payne from AfID (Accountants for International Development) has been working this autumn with our project accountant, Amanyire James, pictured here in the project office. As a professional accounting volunteer, she has been helping James to put all our accounts onto Quickbooks.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Three of our sows have produced 26 healthy piglets between them in the last couple of weeks. The new piggery funded by Scott Bader has made this possible. A great Christmas present for our project!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to funds granted by the Peter Stebbings Memorial Trust, the building of onsite accommodation is well under way. With two spacious dormitories, a kitchen, bathroom and a veranda, there will be space for at least 8 working volunteers / student interns. This will make it much easier and more pleasant for those working temporarily […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our second group of agriculture student interns Alex, Ezra and Amuza worked on many different aspects of the farm this summer, including mixing chicken feed, as pictured here. Soon we hope to be able to offer accommodation on the farm itself for such groups.Continue Reading... No Comments.
To help make sure that the porridge project will be able to pay for itself in the future, we are planning to seek investment for an ecocampsite near the pretty river which runs along the farm boundary. This is the site that has been identified. We are beginning to clear it now to facilitate the overall design […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This summer, cadets from West Point Military Academy again spent time at Kasiisi. One of their main achievements was to build a biodigester on the school farm. When it is in use in the future it will provide much needed energy through biogas. Thank you West Point!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Using the £1,950 grant from the Scott Bader trust, the Kasiisi School Farm now has a second piggery next to the first (on right). A number of litters have been born over the summer, so this new accommodation is a vital new resource. See the pictures below for the building exterior, and more on the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A generous supporter has donated £500 for more solar panels to add to the ones pictured – so far the only ones we have. The batteries will be mobile and so will be usable on other parts of the farm if necessary, but to begin with the energy will be vital for lighting new chicks. This is a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Having helped build a biodigester at Kasiisi Primary School last summer, West Point cadets have returned to build another at the KPP school farm. We are very appreciative of this move as it will generate methane gas for heat and light and cooking fuel, making a big difference to life for the workers (and the hens!) […]Continue Reading... No Comments.