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Rwenzori revival

Later this year we will be celebrating 5 years of Agri Evolve’s involvement in the coffee sector in the Rwenzori Mountains of western Uganda. It was one of those chance meetings 5 years ago that put Jonny in touch with the Managing Director of Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd, a coffee exporting company that had been operating…

The Importance of Ownership

A few weeks ago our project manager came to me and said, ‘the workers have a request for you’. Usually I would then expect that they are going to ask for something for free. This is not something we encourage very much and the staff know our attitude on this. The request for gum boots…

Uganda’s Wildlife

When I am in Kampala driving around the city can be quite a challenge with the amount of traffic. However, when I am going back to Kisinga in the west of Uganda I drive through the Queen Elizabeth Game Park, and quite often you have to watch out for the elephants as they cross the…

Why agriculture is the most powerful way to eradicate poverty

When people talk about aid and development in Africa the main topics are usually education, health care, and clean water. While these are very important, there is a more fundamental problem that also needs addressing. Schools, hospitals and water systems all cost a lot of money! Often this money is supplied as development aid from…

Why are smallholder farmers so important?

When I left University with a degree in Agriculture the natural and perhaps expected thing for me to do would be to go and work my way up to being a farm manger of a few thousand acres of prime arable land in the UK. For a while, that is what I thought I would…