Expanding: New Farming Land
Our goal has always been to help Ndagga school become self-sufficient. The only reasonable way this can happen is if we invest in a commercial farming project. We are still actively exploring such a project, but the availability of large suitable land for farming (at least fifty acres) is not easy to come by. In addition, obtaining a clear title that is immune to later claim by other potential parties is a challenge in Uganda.
Currently, five acres of farming land behind the school has become available. It is a separate lot not adjoining our property. We are considering purchasing this land for our farming staff to utilize. Although this additional land will not allow for commercial scale farming, it will help lower our food cost, which accounts for almost half of the school budget.
Ndagga School’s Current Farming Progress in Uganda: