• Secured Income Program

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SIP: Secured Income Program

With SIP, farmers who own a minimum of one hectare earn a monthly income in return for growing Moringa Oleifera for Raintree Farms.

Subsistence farmers have land, but they don't have enough capital to invest in it to become small scale farmers. To address this challenge, we developed the Secured Income Program (SIP). We calculated how much a well-managed hectare of moringa oleifera could produce per year and divided the farmer's potential revenue into 12 monthly payments. Farmers who work with Raintree Farms start getting paid immediately. They don't have to wait until harvest. Once the leaves are ready, a Raintree Farms team simply comes and harvests (a minimum of five harvests a year). SIP provides farmers with a lot more financial flexibility. They can choose to hire additional labor to help tend the fields or invest the money elsewhere and tend the fields themselves.

SIP allows Raintree Farms to pay farmers a competitive monthly salary to grow Moringa Oleifera. Having a regular monthly income not only helps the farmer support themselves and their families it also helps them pay all the expenses associated with commercially farming moringa.

SIP is a win-win for Raintree Farms, its farmers, and the communities they live in. Raintree Farms gains a predictable inventory of raw materials by securing a steady supply from farmers. Farmers benefit by not only receiving commercial farming skills training but also having a regular monthly income that lifts them above the poverty line. Using SIP, Raintree Farms turns subsistence farmers into thriving small-scale members of Uganda’s agricultural economy.