Best Ideas 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
SEND A GOAT UGANDA
Published on July 30, 2021 um 19:18
Explain your idea in details:
According to estimates by ministry of animal industry and fisheries in Uganda there is 13.5 million goats from 3.5 million in 1990, the challenge is that most farmers cannot distinguish the various breeds leading to in-discrimination of cross breeding and reducing the intended benefit (published in New Vision 13th May 2019). For instance NGOs like USAID,World Vision and others has been giving out goats to local farmers,vulnerable families in Uganda however they are not given the opportunity tap the knowledge of rearing goats for commercial purposes.local breeds take between 1 to two years to reach maturity,improper feeding,crossbreeding,poor housing and treatment is challenging farmers. Send a Goat Uganda is an Agri-social enterprise aimed at improving household income through sustainable Goat farming to local farmers,vulnerable families and people with Disabilities through sustainable goat farming. The initiative is going to be a subsidiary of Mulenzi modern goat farm located in Rakai district
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Mulenzi modern goat farm enterprise is located in Rakai district in central Uganda deals in goats,sheep rearing and vegetable growing offering meat,milk, quality breeds , community training in modern goat farming practices and producing fertilizers from the manure.We are coming with an initiative send a goat Uganda that will see the provision of sustainable goat farming skills to local farmers, vulnerable families and people with disability to increase their household income from rearing goats.The initiative will target local farmers,youth, rural and semi-urban inhabitants who can rear goats by equipping them with skills in goat farming such as simple goat house construction,proper feeding,treatment,quality breeds and market for their produces. The intended beneficiaries who will be eligible throughout Uganda,East Africa and Africa will access our service at an affordable fee either at our farms,at community centers and also online training. We hope to have the largest Goat farming platform offering our services online.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
We are introducing dairy goats for milk production and also increase our breed quality to70% Boer and savanna to boast maturity rate. In the next five years we shall purchase a 30 acre land within Rakai and rebrand ourselves with a multi-million goat farm site with the best training facilities. We shall recruit qualified staff in the position of farm manager,accountant,sales/marketing manager, ICT manager and a community development officer.Open up five distribution centers around Uganda where our clients can get our services and target international market. Partner with NGOs and Government entities to offer internship and community training on modern farming. Our sales projection is to hit $10,000,$50,000 and $100,000 in three consecutive years respectively since goat products will increase with increasing sales. Reach 1,000 trained beneficiaries in goat farming who are able to earn in goat farming and build the largest goat farming platform.
Am 26 years old Deaf,Founder of send A goat Uganda and Director Mulenzi modern Goat farm holds a bachelors degree in procurement and logistics management. been teaching Uganda sign language to the community as well teaching inclusive primary education and other community volunteer work where i gained practical experience in Disability inclusion.My passion for goat farming pushed me of thinking how i can improve livelihoods through goat rearing.
Stage of Idea
simple-sustainable goat house