In 1962, Mr. Moses Galiwango’s future was set out straight when a family friend promised his father that he would gift his first-born with land. That was none other than Galiwango Moses.
Little did Galiwango know throughout his early childhood life that he was seated on gold mine that he didn’t use. The huge ten-acre chunk of land of ten he inherited from his father lay bare with little activity on it. He reached an extent of doing various jobs like motorcycle riding, taxi driving to mention but a few in which he incurred hefty expenses including buying food like matooke for his family, yet he had idle land.
Initially, Galiwango carried out small scale farming on his land, mostly focused on planting trees like pine and didn’t pay much attention to farming due to ignorance and misconceptions.
However, after a training by Ms. Margaret Ka- buye from Africa 2000 Network (A2N) 13 years ago, in Kongojje Wakiso district, Galiwango’s life changed completely as this marked the be- ginning of his journey into Agro-forestry. Years later, he intensified his farming to include intercropping after attending some training organized by PELUM Uganda.
Africa 2000 Network (A2N) a member Organisation of PELUM Uganda introduced Galiwango to organic farming through the Knowl- edge Centre for Organic Agriculture (KCOA) project. Through this training, he realized that he was being shortsighted by underutilizing his wealth. The exposure he had with various farmers in Wakiso district also challenged him to be up his game and improve his farming.
Today, a green scenery welcomes you to Galiwango’s fascinating farm which he refers to as ‘self-contained’ in this dotcom era. It bears 30,000 trees, variety of fruits, yams, maize, sugarcane, bee –keeping, fishery, goats, cows, piggery all which he is doing organically to sustain the environment.
The work Galiwango is doing cannot be put into word description since he has managed to integrate his farming through usage of various crops and animals providing manure for his crops, generating water from underground and so many other things.
For more information visit; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9kBXeafjoo&t=5s
Success story collection – done by Ezra Kalule – KHEA Project Officer – PELUM Uganda,
Edited, reviewed&uploaded by Magino Pamella-KHEA Communications Officer-PELUM Uganda and Biovision Africa Trust Kenya