Village women become shift workers

Women from the village of Ayami have become shift workers at Adina Farm, and workers with "paychecks" are rarely in the villages out in the bush.


The women go in rotation with two and two in turn. Family group Ayami now runs our farm under the leadership of Finance Manager at Lira Rehabilitation Center. The ladies work there for two weeks at a time and live on the farm, and they are driven to and from by our people. They cook, are responsible for cleaning, are responsible for feeding pigs and are paid a locally adjusted salary.

The women stay role models at the same time as the village modernizes itself, and the Adina Foundation builds trust with both the local population and local authorities. Everyone sees that our holistic thinking is a good development model.

Adina Farm driver with pig breeding, and taking care of around 80 animals places special demands on our employees. The women are trained in biosecurity, and they understand that Adina Farm takes animal health seriously. That is why our people work closely with our regular veterinarians. All in all, this is a transfer of knowledge about modern agriculture through practical work.

The women are talking not English, but the caretaker on the farm works as a translator. The guard lives on the farm and he helps the ladies with the heavy physical work. The work teams are also responsible for the cultivation of various vegetables such as some onions, cabbage, peas and we have some banana trees. This gives us products to sell, and farmers learn to grow more varied food and products they can offer in the local market.

Mainly grown it now ginger on the farm. We have 140 "holes" that can each yield up to 80 kg of ginger. It takes a little more than half a year before we can pick up the finished crop from the soil holes. Ginger is a popular commodity.

We also use the mill on the farm to grind corn into corn flour which is then partly used for animal feed and partly sold to the market as human food (posho). This scheme also helps to increase understanding of the entire value chain, entrepreneurship and market thinking.

The farm teaches small farmers to think new and To produce food also for sale in the local market, not just think of today and enough food for their own family. The income from the products you do not need yourself will ensure the family income and the children schooling. And Uganda produces too little food. Agriculture employs less than 70 percent of the country's population and is thus crucial for providing new generations with a livelihood and something to live on.

If more farmers and their families are convinced that they can make a decent living on small-scale agriculture, more young people can stay in the rural areas and secure their own standard of living. But people without future prospects have always sought out the big cities, and some are throwing themselves on the migration wave.