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"We have enough food for our children - it means we are healthy"

Robinah is a community seed farmer and chairs the Tubasalisa Womens Group in Uganda Robinah is a community seed farmer and chairs the Tubasalisa Womens Group in Uganda

In 2011 Farm Africa began working in the Nakasongola district of Uganda with the Tubasalisa Womens Group and its chairperson, Robinah.

Previously, Robinah and her husband had struggled to provide for their daughters and could only dream of giving them a good education. But, following the training they received from Farm Africa, they are now using the best seeds and cultivation methods to help their crops thrive. And the couple now know how best to store their harvest and where to sell it for the best profit – enabling them to get the best price possible for their produce.

Robinah and three of her daughtersHaving seen the impact that the training has had on her family’s lives, Robinah is now determined to help others in her community to prosper. As the community seed farmer, Robinah now uses the majority of her land to produce high quality, disease-resistant bean, peanut and maize seeds to sell to the rest of the group and other community members through a local shop. Around 100 farmers in the area are now producing bigger harvests thanks to Robinah’s improved seeds.  

And her hard work doesn’t stop there. Robinah is now actively involved in her group’s community farming school, passing on her new knowledge and skills with the wider community – ensuring that the Farm Africa training helps more farmers to feed their families for years to come.