THE FARM

Our Land

Prana is located close to the city of Sodo, on 40 hectares of land which was for a long time fallow

We are developing it into a farm by establishing the necessary infrastructure. We are blessed with the presence of a small, but bountiful river, which supplies us with year round water for irrigation. The river is also used by the local community and we have made sure that they could maintain access to this precious resource.

Our soil is fertile but susceptible to erosion

We are researching possible management practices and cultivars that will help to keep our soil in place and to regulate floods during the rainy season.

Our Crops

Organic food production is the core of our activities. Here you can find a list of the crops we cultivate at Prana. It includes vegetables and fruits, as well as several grasses that we grow for multiple purposes. Below you can also find some plants that we find interesting for future research!

Onions

Allium cepa

Peppers

Capsicum Annuum

Potatoes

Solanum tuberosum

Papayas

Carica papaya

Green beans

Phaseolus vulgaris

Bananas

Musa Paradisiaca

Grasses

Alfalfa

Medicago sativa

Cut grass

Various species

Desho

Pennisetum pedicellatum

Next?

Lemon grass

Cymbopogon citratus

Coffee

Coffea arabica

Stevia

Stevia rebaudiana

Avocado

Persea americana

Mango

Mangifera indica

Avocado

Persea americana

Coffee

Coffea arabica

Next?

Lemon grass

Cymbopogon citratus

Mango

Mangifera indica

Stevia

Stevia rebaudiana

Sustainability

At the moment we are establishing the farm with limited resources, which also limits our possibilities to invest in sustainability. However, we have clear intentions on the elements that should be part of the farm. On some of them we are already working, while others are part of our vision for the future. 

Mixed farming

We believe that diversity is the key to resilience. We complement a wide crop rotation of vegetables, trees and grains with animal husbandry and beekeeping.

Trees on farm

By means of agroforestry with numerous perennial tree crops we aim to enhance soil stability and health as well as the system's biodiversity.

Social impact

We want to invest in the community school's facilities and link humanitarian projects to improve living conditions of vulnerable societal groups.

Green energy

The aim is to gradually introduce green energy sources to replace fossil fuel in our activities. Solar panels and wind turbines are some examples.

Efficient water

We are planning on establishing drip irrigation for all perennial crops. This way we reduce our water use while enhancing the farm's productivity.