Fruit trees for Uganda

by Grassroots Uganda- Empowering African Women
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda
Fruit trees for Uganda

Project Report | Oct 18, 2020

By Lee Koelzer | Director GRU

I realize that I should be telling you about new fun projects we are doing with fruit trees, but honestly, since the COVID-19 lockdown the markets have dried up and the economy is struggling. Most people we work with have reverted back to subsistence farming until the country stabilizes again.

They still have the fruit trees and the trees are producing lots of nutrient rich food for their families and communities. However, instead of investigating markets and new fruit varieties, everyone is focusing on maize. It is a high yield crop and the porridge and breads made from it are filling and easily stored.

When the airport reopens and things return to normal we expect the economy to rejuvenate and we will go back to focusing on exotic fruits and cash crops. Until then however, maize it is!

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Grassroots Uganda- Empowering African Women

Location: Mukono - Uganda
Facebook: Facebook Page
Grassroots Uganda- Empowering African Women
Lee Koelzer
Project Leader:
Lee Koelzer
Mukono , Mukono Uganda

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