Uganda: Former teachers’ story of successful urban farming

Two professional teachers, Ritah Nakitto and her husband Benjamin Ssentongo Banadda decided to quit teaching about ten years ago and set up Banadda Smart Farm at Gangu in Busaabala, Kampala. 

Their farm, measuring 156 feet by 89 feet, today easily passes as one of the most successful stories of urban farming in the country. 
Nakitto used to teach History and CRE in one of the St Lawrence Secondary Schools (Creamland), while Ssentongo was teaching History and Luganda at Wanyange Girls School. 

"We both had a strong passion for farming, and that is why we have always been keen readers of Seeds of Gold and other farming publications," says Ssentongo.

Nakitto revealed that many of the farming technologies practiced on their farm have been acquired by searching the internet and reading a large variety of publications. "We are not trained agriculturists, but we have been really interested in farming," she said.

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