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.
Our pigs haven’t disappointed and a number of litters have now been born, healthy and well looked after. Here’s the latest lot with tired-looking Mum.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to the Stevenage Churches Interdenominational Mission Project, we have a new 4 room, spacious, airy chicken house, just completed – a vital addition to the school farm after the success of the first year of chickens and egg-laying. With a new batch of chickens, the amount of profit from eggs will be significant enough to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our egg sales have been so successful that a whole new set of chicks have now been purchased to continue the income generation designed to offset the bill for the children’s daily porridge. An organisation called SCIMP (four churches in Stevenage, UK) have pledged the funds necessary to build a new chicken house, which will […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our three agricultural students are coming to the end of their three month internship. They have helped transform the farm with their enthusiasm and ideas, while learning a lot about the practical aspects of farming in Uganda. We’ve been absolutely delighted to welcome them and hope for a continuing link with their College.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The land is undergoing more and more clearance, with more and more attention being paid to crop cultivation and the use of sustainable practices.Continue Reading... No Comments.
These newborns are adding to the numbers and to the hopes that we are now well on the way to successful pig farming, with another piggery already planned.Continue Reading... No Comments.
These piglets – the first on Kasiisi School Farm – arrived the same day as Pat and Liz. They are all healthy and doing well. We have named the proud mum “Nan” after nonagenarian Nan Sutton who has kindly contributed to her upkeep!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pat and his wife Liz spent two weeks in May on a hugely busy site visit to the schools and the farm. Here they are participating in a special KFSP Board of Directors meeting at the farm discussing the Kasiisi Porridge Project’s progress and future plans.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Evelyne, Paninah and Ester, seen here with two of the farm labourers, are agricultural students from RUCID (Rural Community in Development) on a 3 month internship at the Kasiisi School Farm. They are proving to be a valuable asset to the farm, while furthering their own training at the same time.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Now that our six sows are pregnant, we will be needing more space for the piglets, so we have the beginnings of a new, brick-built piggery. It’s only just starting, and we need more investment to complete it, but we hope that will happen before long.Continue Reading... No Comments.