We are an agricultural company with very big farms in Luwero, Nakaseke districts and other areas, for rice, maize, pineapples, green houses, apple banana (ssukaali ndiizi), pumpkins, papaws, sugar canes, matooke etc, and some demonstration farms at the farm headquarters at Kabuwomero, Kikyusa Sub county, Bamunanaika County-Luwero district; operated on technical and technological modern commercial basis.
FACOM also offers a variety of agricultural services to farmers ranging from sensitization/ technical advice (capacity building), to man power/ management services. We do this through the following ways:
Annual Farmers Exhibition:
Every year in the second week of July we hold an exhibition, which also triples as a farms tour and an agricultural seminar and last year’s which ran from 12 to 14 of July 2013 attracted over 10,000 people.
Annual Students Tour:
Every year on second January we take students to our farms, motivate them, as well as teaching them what to do as far as agriculture is concerned. We hold agricultural talk show on radios and, and we also write in news papers motivating farmers and also give them information and advice about modern agricultural techniques, market analysis etc.
Millionaire’s Farmers Club:
We also initiated a millionaire’s farmer’s club and it now consists of about 2,000 millionaire members. We provide land for hire, purchase or intercropping for commercial farming at reasonable prices.
We also work on installation of irrigation systems on farms, and provision of machines used for processing produce.
Do farming as a Business:
FACOM also came up with Seminars under the theme” DO FARMING AS BUSINESS” that we hold once every month in Kampala and other areas around Uganda.v In each seminar we handle one crop and teach farmers everything about it concerning modern commercial farming; management practice, post harvest handling, value addition and market development.