Farming Assistance

Farming is the backbone of Uganda’s economy – Tororo and Butaleja support-communities solely rely on their land for food and income. PCE Foundation continues to empower households to make the best use of their land-spaces to grow crops that enable them to survive sustainably in all seasons, throughout the year. By introducing new crops, such as bananas, mangos, tomatoes and other vegetables, nutrition is improved and any excess can be sold.  For over 5 years now, fewer cases of hunger and starvation throughout the supported community have been reported to our operations centers so our efforts appear to be making an impact. 

PCE Foundation has also promoted farming in Portland schools over the last five years. With funding from Christian African Relief Trust (CART) and massive support from Karen Bentlage, the schools have a fenced farm of bananas and vegetables. Poultry and pig farming were attempted in recent years, but did not do well largely due to a lack of focused management. Bee keeping is picking up in Kabowa community of Jinja with 100 beehives currently in the apiary.

In general, farming remains a focus venture for Portland schools and a core industry for our support communities.