Sustainable Agriculture Program

 

Overview

Sustainable agriculture program is the production of food, fibre, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare. This type of agriculture enables us to grow crops or rear animals, and consume them without compromising the needs of the future generation to meet their needs.

Our emphasis is on value based foods to be grown using methods that are environmentally friendly and strengthen the local economy. Food crops such as matooke, sweet potatoes, cassava, maize, cereals and many more. Legumes like peas, soya are also to be grown. Bird rearing and animal rearing (sheep, piggery, goats) are to be taken on too.

Among the sustainable farming practices to be employed include;- making use of renewable energy sources, integrated pest management (identifying and observing pests in the initial stages), crop rotation, crop diversity, managed grazing, and removal of weeds manually. In this way, the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides is minimized hence making the process more organic and clean.

Recognizing the long-term physical, emotional, social and economic effects of malnutrition, hunger and poverty, See Them Grow Foundation places great emphasis on teaching children simple farming.

Sustainability Plan  

Produce from the farm; Eggs, poultry, maize flour, and cereal produce will create substantial revenue, which will be used to improve income for the organization and enable the purchase of necessities. It will also support a revolving fund to enable the programs grow and serve more communities.

Goal

Prosperous, sustainable farming community

Objectives

To boost sustainable food crop and cash crop growing

To avail foods for the organization team

To boost economic input for the organization

To increase food production in the district

To provide a model animal and bird study farm

Activities

Buying land

Land clearing and arrangement

Planting, weeding, spraying and harvesting

Building structures (for storage, birds and animals)

Conduct community awareness campaign on sustainable agriculture