Northern Ugandan Farmers benefit by Dairy Project
The Gulu Country Dairy project consists of a research farm and training centre and is situated close to Unyama, off the Gulu-Kitgum road in Gulu. Modern farming practices are utilized with the planting of crops, storing of feed, caring and feeding of the dairy herd; and the results are paying off. The farm has been instrumental in getting other farmers interested and into dairy production.
Icaya Alex, a former student at Gulu Country Dairy said the short course he took gave him enough confidence to start his own farm, and now he is getting a daily income. "I used to go out and drink in the evenings, now I stay home and work with the cows. I enjoy it, it is my passion. I don't even miss drinking. I think people drink because they are bored. Now I drink milk," he said with a smile.
Another farmer, Opiya Masimo, said the farm has been a blessing. For a long time he was trying to get the knowledge and information on how to start a succesful dairy operation. One night he happened to see an award given to Dr. Tonny Kidega on TV. He was surprised to learn that it was right here in Gulu. He was so excited about the training that he even brought his neighbors along to take the training with him. Photos and full stories on both farmers can be found on the blog.
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Certificates of completion are available for students meeting criteria. Training modules are designed around the needs of the community. The comprehensive course is over 4 weeks, then there is a shorter module for one week, and then the very popular one day Saturday seminars. See Calendar for details.