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Review Of The Environmental And Social Impact Assessment For The For The Existing Agriculture Project on Farm no. 3544 by Welkom Farm
Welkom Farm is an existing agricultural project located on farm No.3544 and 3448 in Mkushi farm Block of Central Province and intends to comply with existing local and international environmental regulations. The farm is 5850 Ha and is located at approximately 21km from Mkushi Boma. It is bordered by other commercial farms which include Brimagoba Farm on the north, Katwishi village in the south, Pegasus Agvet on the west and Paul Dobson in the east. The main activities at on the farm include crop and livestock production.
The major components and activities of the project comprises the following:
i. Cropping covering 172 Ha (Macadarnia 32 Ha, Seed maize 100 Ha, Banana 40 Ha);
ii. Livestock production (an average of at least 430 beef cattle every year);
iii. 9 Small Dams located on Bwingi River and Chisela Stream; and
iv. Structures covering 2.5 Ha.