Michael stands next to one of the current wooden dragon fruit trellises. Concrete trellises will soon replace these.
Project: To provide trellises for 250 dragon fruit plants to help fund a bi-vocational institute in Kayonza Village in the Luweero District of Uganda
This project will produce dragon fruit that will be sold in local markets and national markets in Uganda. The 250 plants previously planted are now 5 to 6 feet tall and trellises are needed to enable them to roll downwards as they start to produce fruit. SIFAT graduate Michael plans to start by using this initial garden as a demonstration farm teaching church people how to grow the fruit and sell the fruit in local markets. The initial fruit plants will start generating income within six months. The concrete trellises to be provided by the funds from this project (not shown) are key to the success of this project. During 2024, Michael plans to establish a bivocational institute using profits generated by an expanded Dragon Fruit Farm.
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