After learning about organic farming at Riverford and Ripple Effect, Timothy Njakasi then founded the Kasenge Riverford Agro tourism Centre in Uganda. Here he tells us why he believes organic farming is the future, and what he’s doing to spread the word.
Sustainable agriculture is as vital in Uganda as it is in the UK, and I have seen first-hand the transformations it can bring to communities. Once we have begun to shift peoples’ mindsets, we can teach them how to grow plenty of vegetables, which is essential for good health in rural communities.
Someone who is sick can’t work, but through training in organic farming and animal welfare, even the poorest of people can transform their own lives. There are many different social benefits brought about by Ripple Effect’s work, and eating a wider range of food groups is just one example.