The members of our cooperatives rely upon agriculture to survive, and with the assistance of Engineers for Overseas Development (EFOD), a sister charity, we have been able to provide 3 secure, dry and rodent free grain stores for both dried food and seeds in the Kachumbala area.
Cassava is a staple food crop in Teso, but tuber rot is migrating north in Uganda, completely destroying the cassava in the ground in affected gardens. In 2018, SaltPeter trust were able to provide each cooperative with rot resistant cassava cuttings from the local research station. 5 members of each cooperative are growing a trial crop of half an acre, an early harvest in mid 2019 suggests the crop will be really good. Cuttings are being taken and distributed to other cooperative members until all are able to plant the rot resistant variety, in 4 to 5 years time.