In the photo above, reformed poachers In the meeting with the conservation partners of Uganda Wildlife Authority hosted by CIBIC harnessing measures to put forward so that other poachers who are still poaching can reform.

Farmers Product Value Addition

Marketing & Selling

 

At whatever circumstance, we try to make sure that what is produced is sold. We take records of all incoming supply from farmers. Each farmer has got his own page against his monthly supply.  Our selling model is to make sure that we reach our customers at their possible destinations/ door steps. We move from door to door asking for who needs our products (mushrooms, vegetables, honey, piglets, fruits, fish and chicken). Every day we make new contacts of new customers. We try to make a good relationship with our old customers so that even if a new entrant comes, they cannot snatch them away. Such measures are through giving bonuses, delivering on time, giving manageable debts, demanding our overdue bills softly, and sending an appreciation note after every end of month.

 

Our products are perishables, when not sold immediately after harvesting they go bad.  To avoid this, we try to make sure that we add value on them. One of the methods is through drying them using our locally made solar driers, packaging and labeling. Other foods such as honey, also has to be processed before taking to the market. While fresh vegetable have to be managed straight from the farm at the time of planting, to plant what we know can get market immediately and also ensure continuous supply through planting manageable plots that if properly timed can ensure continuous supply of fresh vegetables to customers.

 

 

 

In the photo above, reformed poachers learn about bee keeping in the apiary.

In the photo above, Some Batwa families who were evicted are now growing oyster mushrooms mainly for food and income. It is a cash and a nutritious crop with high rate of income and in a short time. Many thanks to our donors and partners for enabling us see this project a success. Over 100 local women are also growing mushroom which they used to harvest from the forest.

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PO Box 171, Kanungu-Uganda