Unlike the United States and most developed countries of the world, many natives living in urban, rural and wilderness regions of Uganda do not have access to the global food system, with its sophisticated refrigeration and advanced transportation. Many people are undernourished, some are literally starving to death.
Ugandan born Barnabas Mwesiga has a dream: To feed his people and train them to be self-sufficient through small village farms. His dream is about hope. Hope for a well-fed, economically strong future.
The initial stages of the Barnabas Project, in progress on a plot of land in the Mbarara District of Uganda, includes 60 small food gardens, two fish ponds, chickens and a piggery.
The crops, cows, chickens, pigs and fish being raised and harvested here are also being used to train locals to be farmers that grow and sell their own food. Like the Restoration Oaks Showcase Regenerative Farm, Barnabas' farm is serving the local community as an education and demonstration farm.
This moving video was shot on location in Uganda and shown publicly for the first time at a Barnabas Project fund-raiser hosted at Santa Barbara Blueberries and Restoration Oaks Ranch on June 11th, 2017.
2017 Opportunities to Give
2017 contributions to the Barnabas Project can be assigned to the specific needs listed below, or to the Barnabas Project General Operating Fund.
|Chain Link Fencing (to protect crops & ponds)||$9,989|
|Live Fish (predominantly tilapia)||$1,332|
|Garlic (cash crop- to be sold)||$1,665|
|Pigs (fast growing breed)||$1,332|
|Food Crop Seeds||$999|
|Water Pond Construction||$2,664|
|Water Pumps and Pipes||$1,500|
|Total 2017 Budget:||$24,476|