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(From New Vision (Uganda) - AAGM)
Byline: Joshua Kato
Deep in Mabira forest, there is a spice island! It is in form of a 360-hectare assorted spice shamba. To the lay eye, the farm looks nothing less than just partly cleared section of Mabira forest.
But on close scrutiny, one observes that there are tens of thousands of elephant grass-like plants among the rows of very tall trees. Further scrutiny indicates that almost each of the trees has got a climbing plant growing on it.
The spice shamba is owned by one of the largest spice farms, Fourways Group of Companies. "We got the initial seeds from India," says Ivan Bolingo, the farm manager. …