Miche Project

harvesting of maize in Uganda

Empowering Through Agriculture

 

Women, Youth and Agriculture

Shule in partnership with NARO plans to launch the Miche Project (Swahili for seedling) in late 2019. Together we will introduce high yielding agricultural technologies that are less labor intensive, but more productive for farmers. This conservation agronomy will increase profits from agriculture, providing families with more disposable income to cover the costs of education and gain financial independence.

Miche Project, women empowerment, Shule Foundation, Jackie Wolfson, farming, uganda

The Shule Farm

Shule's 20 acre farm will house an agricultural and livestock learning institution to teach women, adolescence girls and former street children organic farming techniques. The proceeds from the farm will help to sustain our farming initiatives and operating costs.

to date we have

• cleared the land
• built 5 pigsty and house 28 pigs
• purchased basic farming equipment
• assembled a team to oversee the farm
• tested the soil to ensure high crop yield and efficient production
• hired a hydrologist to survey the land for water, dug a borehole and installed a solar water pump
• and so much more

Our farming project will

• educate local farmers on the cultivation of exotic crops and best practices for organic farming resulting in increase in profit margin
• empower adolescent girls and boys along with women to become their own boss
• help raise the funds to sustain our programs
• provide food for all of Shule's programs