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Diana Nsubuga utilizes limited city space for efficient urban farming
While many cattle farmers cherish their cows for the milk and beef they produce, Nsubuga is more interested in the cow dung from which she produces fertilizer and bio-gas.

The cow that was originally given as a wedding gift to Dr Diana Nambatya Nsubuga seven years ago, has turned out to be a game changer. The cow was the beginning of an experiment in urban farming that has changed Nsubuga's life

Nsubuga, a trained doctor and public health professional, lives in Tuba Zone in the Kulambiro suburb of Kampala. The neighbourhood is in an urban setting which many would not consider conducive for farming.

However, while most of Dr. Nsubuga's neighbours chose to beautify their compounds with flowers, she opted to start farming on the little available space. She now manages a well kept vegetable garden, and a cow shelter for her three cows.

Nsubuga is a cattle keeper with a difference because while many cattle farmers cherish their cows for the milk and beef they produce, Nsubuga is more interested in the cow dung her cows produce. She produces a lot of products out of the cow dung. One of them is organic fertilisers of which she exports up to 100 jerrycans to Rwanda every month.

Nsubuga has perfected a method of collecting and processing the cow dung into fertilisers right there in her compound without having any of the unwelcome dirt and smells one would assume such a venture involves

The cow dung also produces bio-gas which she says helps cut her electricity costs at home, which she uses for cooking in her house thus cutting on her energy expenses.

Dr. Diana Nsubuga calls on educated people not to shy away from farming and to embrace it for the numerous benefits it has.

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