PASSION FRUIT FARMING,BUDDING AND GRAFTING PROJECT

I aim at having a good model passion fruit demonstration site by budding,grafting and growing of hybrid varieties,encouraging stake holders to do the same,In the long run establish a juice processing plant(factory),thereby creating employment to improve on house hold incomes for better community livelihood.

About You

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Location

Project Street Address

Waitambogwe village,Baitambogwe sub county

Project City

Mayuge

Project Province/State

Eastern-Uganda

Project Postal/Zip Code

+256

Project Country

Uganda

Your idea

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Country your work focuses on:

UGANDA

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What stage is your project in?

Operating for less than a year

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

<$50

Name Your Project

PASSION FRUIT FARMING,BUDDING AND GRAFTING PROJECT

Describe Your Idea

I aim at having a good model passion fruit demonstration site by budding,grafting and growing of hybrid varieties,encouraging stake holders to do the same,In the long run establish a juice processing plant(factory),thereby creating employment to improve on house hold incomes for better community livelihood.

Innovation

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Describe your idea in fewer than 50 words.

I aim at having a good model passion fruit demonstration site by budding,grafting and growing of hybrid varieties,encouraging stake holders to do the same,In the long run establish a juice processing plant(factory),thereby creating employment to improve on house hold incomes for better community livelihood.

What makes your idea unique?

It's because this idea involves the use of local environmental materials making budding,grafting and crop management easy and cost effective.The idea and project is unique in away that on proper crop care,fruiting is throughout the year,crops flowering almost everyday.This keeps farmers' income on daily basis.

What is your area of work? (Please check as many as apply.)

Children & Youth , At risk youth , Behavioral issues , Education , Education reform , Mentorship , Youth development , Youth leadership , Development & Prosperity , Business , Communications , Community development , Conscious consumerism , Consumer protection , Corporate social responsibility , Economic development , Employment , Fair trade , Food security , Fundraising , Income generation , Information technology , Infrastructure , Marketing , Mentorship , Networking , Poverty alleviation , Rural development , Scholarships and grants , Social Enterprise , Sustainable development , Technology , Trade , Environment & Sustainability , Environmental justice , Sustainable agriculture , Health & Fitness , Disability , Food , Health care , Health education , HIV/AIDS , Recreation , Sanitation , Sexuality , Sports , Wellness , Human Rights & Peace , Abuse and violence , Civil rights , Conflict resolution , Crime prevention , Criminal justice , Disability rights , Food security , Gender equity , Hunger , Mediation , Racial equality , Vulnerable populations , Public Participation & Engagement , Citizen participation , Citizen sector , Corruption , Intergenerational relations , Journalism , Media , Mentoring , Public policy , Social work , Spirituality , Sports , Transparency , Volunteerism , Youth leadership.

What impact have you had?

I have already established a demonstration site from where,we train desiring farmers the proper passion fruit management, donate grafted passion fruit seedlings to some stake holders and the demo is now a knowledge center to the community

Describe the primary problem(s) that your project is addressing.

The project addresses the problem of unemployment in our community by giving stake holders skills to become self employed thus self reliant and reduction of poverty in community

Describe the steps that your organization is taking to make your project successful.

The organization is networking with similar subject matter organizations to seek financial support and has started trainings and sensitization on passion fruit farming and management in the community to expand the enterprise and make impact.

Impact

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What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Success in Year 1:

It will take me technology improvement in the mother garden and demo site.It will also take us seeking donor support to finance our project.And then a requirement of winning the ''cultivating innovation'' competition.

Success in Year 2:

It will take us networking with partner organizations,sales promotion through advertising and project expansion.

Success in Year 3:

Accessing funding and establishing a juice processing plant leading to eradication of poverty in community. A steady and all time market will be a big requirement for success at this stage.

Do you have a business plan or strategic plan? (yes/no)

YES,The plan is mentoring fruit farming to increase household incomes thereby eradicating poverty.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 1:

Financial support and injection into the project as it is finances that can see the project thrive.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 2:

Improving on modern farming technology and skills in the passion fruit crop management leading to increased production.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 3:

Establishment of a juice processing plant (factory)to create market for the fruits,employments and a reduction of poverty.

Describe the expected results of these actions.

If all these three actions are achieved in our struggle.Then there will be increased stake holders benefit,Increased production in terms of budding and grafting of seedlings,the passion fruits,and increased passion farming.There will also be the establishment of a juice processing plant,creating employments bringing about community development.

What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

Poverty,School dropout and unemployment in the community was seemingly high in this area.Household income was becoming as hard as squeezing water out of stone.It even happened that i became a victim of this poverty,Failed to raise tuition at university,I decided to get down to the ground and lead my people in a revolution against poverty by example.

Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.

From a humble beginning,Oman,born in 1983/august/24th.To a peasant mother and a self employed Daddy,studied primary between 1991-1997,secondary in 1998-2001,'A'level in 2003-2004.Joined university in 2007/08 and then pulled out because of money.Am managing to lead his community out of poverty.Am happy that my initiative and projects are working out not only for me but also for the community.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Through Busoga Rural Open Source Development Initiative (BROSID)and on the internet after reading achangemakers brochure,still at BROSID.

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Sustainability

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What would prevent your project from being a success?

Shortage of funds to finance project expansion,Inadequacy of technical skills on crop management and limited/lack of market for the fruit products which we guess will not be the issue.

Financing source

If yes, provide organization name.

YES,Baitambogwe Youth Development And Health Empowering Association (BAYODHEA).Initiated with an aim of promoting Health,Development and Eradicate Illiteracy.

How long has this organization been operating? (i.e. less than a year; 1-5 years; more than 5 years)

1-5 years,Established by the youths of Baitambogwe sub county,founded by Mr.Baraza Ronald and Mr. Omanyo Jude Pancrass in May/2006 with 20 members and 30 well wishers.Presently with 30 registered members.

Does your organization have a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board?

YES,It has both boards under the patronage of Mr.Waiswa Vincent Bagiire ,DIRECTOR BROSID.

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with NGOs? (yes/no)

YES

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with businesses? (yes/no)

NO

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Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with government? (yes/no)

YES

Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.

They have been critical to our success through offering to us knowledge sharing farmers forums on commercial farming and possible researches on the internet.

How many people will your project serve annually?

100-1000,We believe if our actions handled and project succeeds,We can serve that population.

What is your organization's business classification?

Non-profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

What is the total number of employees and total number of volunteers at your organization?

Thirty(30) members ,all are volunteers.

Have you received funding from any of the following groups? (Please check as many as apply.)

None of the above.

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