Inspiring a New Generation of Farmers
OUR FLAGSHIP PROJECT
Technological innovation is paving the way for a new era of “smart” farming that will be more sustainable and efficient than ever before.
Ohala Farms is a youth focused agriculture program harnessing smart agriculture and sustainable farming technology to drive the Lake Victoria region toward a new, entirely transformative era of sustainable food production. The initiative seeks to mobilize, organize and support a new generation of young, entrepreneurial farmers who will harvest more while using fewer resources and producing less waste, creating an exponentially more efficient and sustainable farming sector.
A centerpiece of the Ohala Farms strategy is the concept of farmer support centers (Ohala Centers), which will be established in different locations across the Lake region. An Ohala center s a one-stop commercial service hubs, providing the farming communities with a range of agronomic and business development services including:
• soil fertility improvement,
• access to farm inputs
• irrigation techniques,
• aggregation & marketing;
• financial services.
The first Ohala Center is being established on a 16 Acre parcel of previously unfarmed land in in Siaya County. When fully operational, the Siaya Center will have its own commercially viable demonstration farm for farmer training and exposure to best practices in small scale agriculture.