Generous giving from Australia has made it possible for Yotkom Uganda to purchase a parcel of agricultural land approximately 25 km from Kitgum .
Local income generation is a key to this.
The development of an agricultural project was something we dreamed of, which now, thanks to targeted donations, has become a reality. It is very exciting .
The land is 125 acres in size.
We have employed an experienced Ugandan agricultural advisor who will assist us raise over 130,000 eucalyptus seedlings in the next three months ready for planting out at the beginning of the rainy season in March 2019.
The nursery and clearing and planting activities will provide much needed employment to quite a number of local workers.
We are trusting for some significant harvests over the next few years , bringing in much needed funds to help keep our medical project viable into the future , asssisting us to continue providing affordable, accessible, high quality health services to Northern Uganda .
We have seen nearby eucalypts have reached head height in 5 months !
Great growing conditions !