Farming makes a huge visible and quick difference.
People's lives are being transformed from survive to thrive.
Farming4Life wants to be a part of changing Uganda and will arrange workshops for more than 1,000 families within the next two years. In addition, Knowledge and Communications Center will be established to initiate the exchange of knowledge from e.g. Agroskolen Hammerum. More than 10,000 people will be impacted.
At the Knowledge and Communications Center, we will instruct 160 young victims of war in an agricultural track and run its demonstrations fields. It will be possible for Agroskolen’s agricultural economist students to do an internship at the Knowledge and Communications Center, and next year a teacher will visit the center.
Based on this collaboration, we want to broaden the Danish students’ knowledge on international farming, while Farming4Life is provided with innovative ideas. Another goal is to give the students insights into the campaign, Verdens Bedste Nyheder (The World’s best news), and the fact that developmental aid helps, with the 50% reduction in the no. of poor since 1990 as an example. We are the first generation able to eradicate poverty, but it requires that we believe in it and that we all join in where possible. Farmers can play a significant role in this development.
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The method "Farming Gods Way"
Farming4Life instructs small-scale farmers in the cultivation method, Farming God’s Way. The method is very successful, because it is simple and close at hand. There is no need to invest in expensive machinery, but you learn how to make use of and protect the resources at hand. With this knowledge alone, a traditional Ugandan farmer can increase his harvest by 10 times using the same seeds and tools.
Facts on Farming God’s Way
· The yields are multiplied compared to local methods, since less fertilizer, irrigation and weeding is needed (all these principles are based on biblical cultivation principles).
· The planting happens in rows and in the same holes, year after year, to minimize the loss of seeds and fertilizer.
· A 5 cm layer of grass is laid out on the newly sown soil to save time on removing weeds, because the layer of grass keeps away 80-90% of the weeds.
· The layer of grass makes the soil more drought resistant as the grass retains the humidity.
· The layer of grass even prevents the attack of termites, as they prefer to attack the grass instead of the crops.
· The soil becomes more fertile, as the grass covers the ground, which prevents the sunlight from destroying important nutrients.
· The grass is transformed into topsoil or humus.