Amelia Agro Farm is a true Experience Center for anyone interested in agriculture, both professionals and home farmers as well as smallholders and subsistence farmers. We are implementing our own interpretation of what is commonly called permaculture. We have developed a unique system of integrating horticulture and animal husbandry, combined with forestry and horticulture on raised beds.
Typically all elements within the farm are circularly connected and enhancing each other. What remains as a waste from one process, is used as input for the next. All this is done through looking out for delivering agro industrial by- and waste products into our farm for further processing into animal feeds and soil amendments. We also bring significant volumes of brewery by-products, sugar industry waste and aquatic weeds from the Nile to boost the volumes of the multiple business units within the farm.
In summary the pillars into which the farm operations can be divided into:
- Horticulture within permaculture/regenerative farming setting
- Fodder trees & crops
- Animal Husbandry & Aquaculture, including tiled slaughterhouse & processing kitchen
- Animal Feeds production from aquatic weeds & agrifood by-products
- Crop Protection & Liquid Fertiliser production from farm waste & by-products
- Solid Fertiliser production from brown and green farm waste, supplemented by externally sourced agrifood waste products
Below is a look out into our farm and we are sure you will not go away without getting any learning experience among the many animals we rear at Amelia Farm and how we reuse their waste.
The above is describing the processing and circularity of the farm. Obviously most of the space is occupied by a banana plantation, vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices which we grow under strict organic conditions. This is later on taken to our restaurant VeVeKaz HotPot making it a Farm To Fork Agenda. As well as to the other high end restaurants in town who truly appreciate our food safe and taste produce.
The massively increased organic matter content of the soils in Amelia Farm is not only supporting increased soil fertility. It also has drastically changed the soil characteristics. Whereas they were sticky and clumpy when we started, today the pH is neutral and the soils nicely crumbling. Moisture retention on dry days has increased and water clogging after rains is now much less affecting the plants.