A place where 'boon' things happen.
The COE will evolve to become a major agriculture hub and trade center for eastern Uganda and its bordering communities/countries, with the first few years beginning as a centralized coffee processing center collecting and receiving harvested coffee, processing it, and selling it from the center. The center will be scaled as we evolve other programs and agricultural offerings.
The center of excellence will provide the following:
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Education (all agric assets)
Coffee Milling Center
Coffee Natural Processing
Certified Seedling Nursery
Fertilizer Production Center
Mushroom Training and Spore Production Center
Safe Trading Opportunities
Farming Supplies and Equipment Center
Scale and Diversify
In order to grow our communities and support our diverse agricultural asset offerings, the COE will be scaled to offer additional:
Community Farming Education
Livestock Purchase and Veterinarian Center
Livestock Management Education and Resource Center
Other (local and introduced) agriculture seed purchase center
Soil Improvement & Fertilizer Purchase Center
Oxen and Other Equipment Rental
Agricultural Equipment & Supplies
Business Cooperative and Learning Center
Agriculture and Busines University and Business Management Center: Business Learning and Skills Development Center for women to gain business management knowledge. Accounting/Finance, business administration, sales/marketing, risk management, Human Resources, computer skills, and process development/improvement skills.
Certified Roasting and Barista Training Center: The Boon Project aims to start a women’s roasting and barista training program, developing skills to become certified roasters and barista skills, including wholesale and restaurant managers.
GAP and Quality Control Training Center: Open to all in and around our communities and eastern region to acquire free Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) education. Classes would be offered and taught by experienced professionals and women who are trained in different types of agriculture production and procesing.
Soil Improvement Education Center is available for farmers looking to improve soil quality and/or transition their crops to grow organic.
Livestock Management Education Center: Open to all in and around the L&M community. Free courses are offered on a periodic basis who want to learn how to be successful in maintaining and caring for livestock to grow their livestock business. Classes will be taught on a periodic basis.
Household Management Education Center: Free course offered bi-weekly to households seeking life skills for managing money, preparing for job interviews, and other basic life necessity skills.
Lodging and Conference Center, Including Agriculture and Business College for Eastern Uganda
We want to share with the world the incredible assets and highly capable communities we are working in. We also want a safe place to stay that offers accommodations for our donors and partners to come to visit. We would also like to accommodate the many mission teams that will be serving in the development of our communities. So we will need a guest house!
This guest house will also provide many job and career opportunities for individuals living in the region!
Guest House: Accommodating conference goers, buyers, agro-tourist, and more.
Restaurant: Open to the public, but includes a separate catering center for lodging guests.
Agriculture Lab: Coffee Cupping for farmers, entertaining roasters, product development/testing, showcasing new agriculture products and by-products, soil-testing and more.
Conference Center: Business meetings, sales negotiations, etc.
Mission Rally Point: In addition to offering lodging to missionary teams, this would be a center that missionaries can host other events during their stay.