Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
What we are doing with them is, we target a village and send a message to a village chairperson to mobilize his community on a particular date. We reach them and talk about our products as we establish one demonstration farm there. We sign MOU with the willing members as we drill them for three months in agro-forestry farming technique and other basic skills. After, we buy them required farm equipment and improved seeds as we establish Insect Segment Farm for each of them. A single store is rented in that village where they stock their harvest while waiting for delivery to the company. The total cost of investment is calculated for his farmer and they pay by installments over the years as they continuously supply the selling outlets.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
The project aim is at increasing resilience to climate change, environmental conservation, accelerating economic transformation, and raising the incomes of poor people. The main project results to date include:
• Established 187 insect segments farms to 187 households in northern Uganda
• 102,850 timber tree species planted, 46750 fruits plants and 46750 banana stems
• 4 selling outlets in 4 different districts have been established
• 41 domestic biogas plants and 146 energy saving stoves constructed in total
• Transformational shift from low equilibrium, vulnerable agricultural economy, to more productive, resilient agricultural economy.
We are seeing northern Uganda transiting from an isolated, conflict-affected and economically lagging region, with high vulnerability to climate change, into a dynamic wealth creating economy, supplying greater value products to Ugandan.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
Our approaches has won the hearts of so many Ugandans where currently we are receiving too much demands from the farmers than the available capital to invest in their land. We are working very hard to see that we meet the demands for our service. On getting enough capital, we want to expand our selling outlets to all the major towns in northern Uganda and later to other parts of the country and South Sudan. The more the selling outlets the more the clients we can admit to our services. Secondly,the company is venturing into value addition and negotiating contract supplies with other companies.