organic farm and apiary in Mwogo
Now 3 years old, the farm in Mwogo is credited as one of the most successful projects in the area. The community-based model is supported by Rwandan policy and one we hope to replicate in Gisenyi and elsewhere.
Farmers grow maize, carrots and beans as well as experimenting with other crops including pineapples. They also have 9 cows and 2 calves – the most recent addition was Lou, named after our very own Louise! Alongside this is an apiary (bee hives) – teapigs have donated to the building of 30 hives by a local carpenter, and trainee bee-keepers are supported and trained with our support.
Produce from the farm is used to feed members of the cooperative and vocational centre on-site, it’s also sold to the local schools and community (and the Point Foundation!) to create a circular economy.