What We Do
Traditional farming practices of burning off vegetation, using a wether yoke for oxen and turning the soil with a plough can cause harm to the soil, environment and animals. Oxen Clinic Uganda is introducing the innovative practices of conservation agriculture, efficient, locally produced farming tools and an improved neck yoke. The neck yoke improves the efficiency of the oxen by increasing their pulling power, reducing strain, increasing stamina, and reducing bruising and neck sores. Conservation agriculture uses a tool called a ripper to open a single line in the soil for planting and fertilizing. This preserves ground cover which improves soil structure, breaks up hard pan produced by ploughs, which increases water absorption and helps crops grow during low rainfall. By providing smallholder farmers with the ability to use these innovations, Oxen Clinic Uganda enables them to increase the productivity of their land, become more resilient to climate change, increase harvests and increase family incomes.
We provide consulting to farmers, cooperatives, NGOs and government agencies
We develop and design field equipment that works in local soil conditions
We sell locally produced and imported field equipment and other items
We provide produce transportation to get your harvest to market for the best prices
Our expert fabricators can build doors and windows for new construction or other custon items
WHO WE ARE
Oxen Clinic Uganda is a group of trainers who have worked together for over 10 years to increase the earning power and resilience of smallholder farmers in Africa.
We have provided training to farmers and trainers in partnership with NGOs, Government Agencies and Religious Organizations and Cooperatives in Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Okumu Boniface, Managing Director. Mr. Okumu has been working in Draught Animal Power for over 10 years. He holds diplomas in Project Planning and Management and in Public Administration as well as having vocational training in mechanics and metal fabrication. He has conducted training presentations both locally and regionally within east Africa. In addition to providing training to smallholder farmers, Mr. Okumu is experienced in the design of minimum tillage ox drawn rippers, seeders, cultivators and other field implements.
Omony Martin, Metal fabricator and implement designer. Mr. Omony has worked with Okumu Boniface for over 10 years and has been instrumental in designing field equipment produced with local materials to meet local conditions.
Oxen Clinic Uganda recently purchased 7 acres of land to build a training center near Gulu. Having this property will allow us to have demonstration plots, train ox teams for sale, offer more extensive classes and host agricultural fairs. Money is still needed to develop the property. We need to put up fencing, animal shelters, classrooms, restrooms, a workshop and shelter for a security guard. Click below to find out more