IFOSuD’s farm is a groundbreaking project; we have high hopes that this farm will provide an income to sustain IFOSuD’s staff and operations. It will be manned by IFOSuD beneficiaries to assist their technical training as well as IFOSuD staff. The produce will be sold to local grocers and beneficiaries at a reasonable cost to improve the economy and aid our beneficiaries as they begin their own crops.
Two major infrastructure projects were completed at the farm in 2020. A 12,000 gallon water tank was constructed and a well was drilled. Also, a fence was constructed around the perimeter of the farm. The irrigation is vital to keep crops growing all year long, including the dry seasons. The fence is also a very important feature as it defines the border and keeps free range livestock out.
The technical department of IFOSUD has decided to split the farm into several plots: plantain, pepper (chili), cucumber, black bean, papaya, and indigenous bean.
|Plantain||1800||1 year ( once a year)||In production|
|Pepper/ Chilli||4500||4-5 months ( up to 18 months)||Already harvested and marketed|
|Cucumber||1 lbs||1.5-3 months||Being harvested and marketed|
|Black bean||88 lbs||3-4 months||Already harvested and marketed|
|Papaya||500 plants||6-9 months||In production|
|Indigenous bean||10 lbs||2-4 months||Already harvested and marketed|