Watermelon farming is the growing of watermelons starting from the planting stage to the harvesting period. Watermelons are green in colour on top and on
Vegetable farming is one of the many ways in which farmers in Uganda are earning money silently even those that just have a backyard. Many
Urban farming can be found in almost every city in the country and in almost every space found in the city that can be cultivated
Turmeric which is commonly known as the queen of spices falls under the ginger family and is widely grown across the world. Commonly known as
Turkeys are the largest domestically raised birds in Uganda. You can rear turkeys for either meat or eggs however most of these birds are reared
Tree farming in Uganda is a profitable business and you can make millions from it but only if you are patient since it is a
Snail farming is profitable which has been introduced into the country recently. It is common knowledge that most farmers hate snails since they are seen
Sheep farming in Uganda is not at all popular and you will rarely find farmers rearing the sheep for either meat or other products obtained
Rabbit farming in Uganda is a profitable business to everyone who does extensive research about rabbits. Rabbits can be reared either on a small scale
Poultry farming in Uganda is known to be both lucrative and risky business especially if you do not know how to manage the poultry farm.
Piggery farming in Uganda is on the rise most especially due to the ready market both within Uganda and outside the country. Pigs are being
Passion fruit growing in Uganda has increased over the years from the time that it was introduced into the country and this is because of
Onions famously known as Butungulu are one of the most used vegetables in the country. There are two types of onions grown in Uganda and
Mushrooms in Uganda were grown on a small scale and sometimes they would sprout on their own in people’s homes but of recent, farmers have
Maize is one of the most popular foods grown in Uganda contributing about 40% of the daily food that is prepared by Ugandans across the
Local chicken farming in Uganda has become a popular activity due to the increased market for the products that are meat production and eggs. The
Kuroilers were introduced into the country from India and due to their mixed nature they bring in a lot of money due to their ability
Hot pepper growing commonly known as chilli is mainly grown in tropical regions that experience a warm climate. It sometimes grows by itself in people’s
Irish potatoes bring in good money for as long as you have the right seeds. They are mainly grown in the south western part of
Groundnut farming in Uganda is an extremely lucrative business in the country with many of the farmers from majorly Eastern and Northern Uganda planting a
Greenhouse farming in Uganda has been welcomed by a lot of farmers especially those that are into growing perishable crops. A greenhouse is an enclosed
Sweet pepper or bell pepper which is locally known as green pepper is a household name among the locals. The most common bell pepper which
Goat farming is as profitable as cattle farming or piggery farming in Uganda if you take your time to carefully care for the goats from
Ginger is an underground rhizome plant that has a brownish skin with the insides having colours ranging from red, yellow or white depending on the
Commercial farming has been embraced by many farmers in Uganda due to mostly the limitation of fishing on Lake Victoria which has many fishing landing
Eggplant growing was at first done on a small scale especially for home consumption but at the moment there has been an increase in eggplant
Uganda’s reputation as a fast growing coffee country is rising rapidly because of the climatic conditions and rich soils that favour coffee farming. Coffee was
Despite the fact that Uganda has been producing coffee for some time now, it still does not compete well on the international market and this
There are basically two types of catfish species in Africa and these are the Clarias Anguillaris and the clarias Gariepinus. The Clarias Gariepinus is also
Cassava farming in Uganda has been mostly done for home consumption and on a small scale however many of the farmers are embracing commercial cassava
Carrot farming is a lucrative agricultural business and this is due to the fact that they are consumed across the country and also exported to
Cabbage planting has various benefits some of which include an income to both the farmers and vendors, they are rich in vitamin C which helps
Broiler farming in Uganda today is a very lucrative business because there is high demand for the broilers and because they take a short time
Bee keeping in Uganda has taken a huge turn as many farmers are venturing out into it not only for the money but also the
Beans are extremely important as it is one of the most consumed legumes across the country alongside maize and rice. It is also known to
Bananas are one of the most consumed foods in the country whether they are in season or not. They are in high demand from the
Bamboo farming in Uganda has transformed many lives of people in the country due to the potential market both within and outside the country. This
Locally known as Ova, the Ugandan Avocados are diverse when it comes to size, variety, flavour, colour and shape. They come in oval, pear, elongated
Apples are temperate crops that are currently grown in the south western part of Uganda in the highlands and at the moment they are still
Tea was introduced into the country in the 1990s and from that time it became a major cash crop in the country. The country has
Farming is a business where if properly managed yields a lot of profits and with the ever increasing number of people in Uganda, many people are running towards farming so as to earn something. Most farmers always minimize spending more money, maximizing labour and retaining profits as much as possible. There are a number of ways that farmers can increase their profits and also get rich from farming.
Before you rush into earning from farming you need to first separate farming business from farming itself. Farming in Uganda is generally considered to be a rural activity that is practiced using rudimentary tools like hoes and sometimes shovels. Farming like this and on a small scale will not really make you rich as you will need to make it a serious profession.
Farming is a very lucrative business and it does not matter what you are planning to farm for as long as you have good management over your farm. Remember that farming needs a lot of patience and you will not get rich fast but you can still get rich with time. There are several ways that you can get rich from farming and these are:
Go for training
Even though you do not need prior knowledge about farming before you venture into it like other professions, you need to go for training in order to get to know which plants to grow, animals to rear, where to get them from, proper management and how to increase your yields in farming.
Introduce crop rotation
Crop rotation helps with keeping the soil fertile for the next produce and also increases profit due to the different plants that are found on the farm. Corporation also helps prevent retardation in plants. For example, if you plant beans this season and then you plant maize in the next season, it is easy for the maize to grow because of the increased nutrients in the soil.
Selling of farm produce on the local market
You can sell the farm produce got from your farm on the local market or if you do not own a farm, you can become a middle man between the farmers and the final market that is get the produce at a relatively cheaper price from farmers and then sell them to the consumers with a profit. The farm produce is normally bought in bulk and can be sold directly to consumers or retailers. All in all you can either become a retail person or a distributor as both will earn you income from farming.
Transportation of the farm produce
Transport is a very big hurdle to most farmers in the country due to the bad roads and yet transporting farm produce to the final consumer with little or no damage increases profits to the farmer. You can buy trucks for easy transportation or, if not , partner with other farmers so that the goods are easily transported. Proper transportation of farm produce is a sure guarantee of high profits.
Increase the use of fertilizers
The more you farm on your land, the more it deteriorates leading to less produce at the end of every season. Carry out research and find out the different types of fertilizers that you can use on your plants and use the right quantities in order to increase the farm produce which in the end leads to high profits after selling your produce.
You need to penetrate the international market if you want to earn big from farming. Yes there is a ready market for farm produce on the local market but you also need to try other ventures for more income. Value addition to the different farm produce will give you a chance to compete on the international market and it will also help you with the much needed research so that you can improve on your skills so that you can easily compete with other farmers from other countries.
Improve on the farming equipment
As you plan on starting a farm, make sure that you have enough equipment that you will need to make your farming as easy as possible. It is better if you buy the equipment upfront so that by the time you start selling your products, you have enough profits from your sales and the only thing that you need to do is to maintain the equipment. Some of the equipment that can be used include tractors, hoes and many more others.
Try out irrigation
With the increased climatic change in the country you will need to make sure that the crops in your farm are well taken care of and one of the best ways to do this is by carrying out irrigation.