MAD started a farm 5 years ago at Kalule, a few miles outside of Kampala. We created a sustainable program that would provide profits that can be ploughed back into local projects
The MAD Farm
Five years ago MAD started a farm, at Kalule, a few miles outside of Kampala. The idea was to create a sustainable program that would provide profits that can be ploughed back into local projects as well as providing an environment where youngsters could learn agricultural and business skills.
From a standing start five years ago, the farm now has:
Eight barns each with 1,000 chicken capacity
An office block with two office rooms, a store and pit latrine
A water system (including a well that had to be dug) with an 8,000 litre reservoir and piping from the well to the reservoir and distribution to the barns
Feed mill house with milling equipment
Air dryer for maize
Workers' house to accommodate five workers plus further pit latrine
Night security hut
Bio security fencing, gates and disinfectant dips
A new manager has just been appointed - Usuf Kabugo. His challenge, amid rising feed prices and low egg prices, is to build up the number of birds to full capacity and try to keep the feed costs in check so that the farm can generate the profits needed to support our other projects.
MAD is delighted to announce that the farm has become it's own independent NGO.