About

Our vision is to lead Africa's organic, environmentally sustainable permaculture-agriculture sector through innovative climate adaptation strategies, prioritizing the needs of rural communities.

Broadfield Enterprises Uganda, was founded in 2012 by Mugarura Charles, one of the first professional Permaculture students in Uganda, after his strong background and support from Jan Smart -World Bank with Rosemary Morrow of Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute, Melbourne, Australia and Dan Palmer, Very Edible of Australia in 2008. BEU was officially incorporated by the Government of Uganda as a Permaculture Social Enterprise in January 29th 2016, under the Registrar of companies’ registration number (RN) 215653, Chapter 210 Laws of Uganda in 1998, under Section 4(2) of URSB Act and the Companies Act of 2012.

We are a private permanent agriculture social enterprise operating under the twelve principles of Permaculture and the three Ethics ( care for people, care for Earth and Fair share) dedicated to build resilient communities with their agribusinesses through providing affordable Permaculture ecosystem designs, accessible, quality services with dynamic integration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

BEU’s focus is on creating, implementing and on use of innovative climate change adaptation strategies using the permaculture ethics and principles. As a permaculture social enterprise, the core focus is to innovate adaptation strategies using permaculture principles to solve Uganda’s problems especially with the most vulnerable populations of rural communities of whom the majority are farmers.

Our programs and activities include

  • Permaculture Education in Schools, Universities, Rural Farming Communities
  • Permaculture Design Courses for Young Professionals
  • Designing of Farms and Ecological Systems for regenerative soil restoration
  • Producing and Conserving of Tree Indigenous seedlings medicinal and fruit trees
  • Permaculture Organic Fertilizer, Converting all nature waste into a resource
  • Permaculture for disabled persons

Why our activities are innovative

Permaculture is a design system for sustainable food production and habitats, linking ecology, culture, economics and society to sustain agricultural productivity and biodiversity promoting viable farming communities. It is a synthesis of many disciplines including agro-ecology, organic agriculture, bio-intensive and appropriate technology. Through careful observation and thoughtful design, permaculture aims to create systems that use resources efficiently, minimizing inputs and maximizing outputs, whilst regenerating the natural environment, building soil fertility and regenerating water tables. The strength of permaculture lies in its emphasis on designing systems specific to the context and its bottom-up, rather than top down approach to knowledge and innovation. Its emphasis is on low cost and accessible techniques to preserve resources and maximize productivity is further well suited to places where resources are scarce. Agro-ecological methods used in permaculture are proven to significantly improve yields and income for small-holder farmers in developing countries, whilst providing essential ecosystem services such as improving biodiversity and soil fertility and reducing vulnerability to climate change.

Our Vision

Our vision is to lead Africa’s organic, environmentally sustainable permaculture-agriculture sector through innovative climate adaptation strategies, prioritizing the needs of rural communities.