Success Stories

From University to Farm: I Am my own Employer

WHILE many graduates prefer to stay in towns hunting for jobs, Benon Rutogogo returned to his village to set up a farm after completing his bachelor of commerce degree at Makerere University in 2006."I knew there were few jobs for us and a high demand for food. This was an opportunity for me to go into agriculture to tap the growing market for agricultural produce,” Rutogogo says.

Okello is tasting the sweet money from honey

A part from reaping from honey, Okello also makes wax, bee hives and gives professional counsel
WHEN I made an appointment with Michael Okello, Gulu district’s most successful beekeeper, I expected someone dressed in tattered clothes and gumboots. To my surprise, I found Okello seated in a saloon car parked outside one of his honey outlets near Koro sub-county headquarters waiting to drive me to his bee farm.

Food scarcity to food security, Moroto district

IBORE PAULEX KOLIBI is from Katanga village, Naitakwae\r\nparish Nadunget Sub County, he is a member of Katanga farmers group. Ibore\r\nreceived two goats as a food security farmer from the NAADS programme in 2011 ;\r\nthe two goats multiplied to 17 goats, three goats were stolen by thieves, one\r\ndied, 13 are alive.

He earns Shs35m from half acre of garlic a season

Twaha Kakooza jumped on the bandwagon of growing vanilla and made heavy losses. Then, when he went to Brazil for further studies, he learnt of the potential of garlic. Fred Muzaale captured the story of the ups and downs and eventual success.

Keeping cattle for the beef is his “retirement bank”

I decided to invest my retirement package in beef ranching and consider it a safe way to keep my money than the bank.\r\nPreviously, in the 1970s, I had been keeping the Ankole long-horned cattle while at the same time dealing in beer.

He established the fish farm as a family business

He trained and practised as an accountant but always had a passion for farming. Having grown in an agricultural setting, it was envitable that he went into farming. Paul Ssekyewa told Michael J. Ssali the story of how he got into fish farming.