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FLAX SEEDS: A Crop That Can Earn You Shs10M In 4 Months From An Acre

flax seeds from prof bioresearch

Flax seeds are medicinal and can be used to make clothes

Flax Seed which is also called Linseed or Linen plant is lucrative due to their medicinal, apparel and beauty properties. It appears on the national emblems of both Berarus and Northern Ireland; it was also on the one pound coin until 2007.

In Uganda, it was introduced by the British colonialists in the 1940s in Kigezi region and planted it at a place called Kisizi, after drawing inspiration from the Russian Army who were putting on cold resistant linen uniforms made from Flax seeds.

Apart from its apparel use, flax seeds are used to make paper money and tea bags  because of its strong fibre with properties of water absorption resistance. Their medicinal and health benefits include being used as a hormonal imbalance remedy, brain booster, milk booster in cattle, boosting heart health and prostate cancer prevention.

They are naturally nutrient-dense seeds containing omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which are essential for brain health. It is also rich in fibre.

Basing on the above mentioned economic and health benefits of the Flax Seeds, Prof Bioresearch, a Ugandan company into research and value addition, is partnering with farmers across the country to grow Flax seeds.

In an exclusive interview with Business Focus, Julius Nyanzi aka Omukenkufu, the CEO Prof Bioresearch, revealed that a farmer can earn up to Shs10 million in 4 months from one acre of flax seeds. The crop can be grown twice a year.

“We provide both the training and the market. We have the capacity to buy up to 100,000 metric tonnes,” Nyanzi says.

Flowering Flax Plant

FLAX SEED PRODUCTIVITY
To plant an acre of flax seeds, Nyanzi says it requires four (4) tins of seeds each sold at Shs10,000 from Prof Bioresearch head offices at  Equatorial Mall, Kampala.

This means that Shs40,000 worth of flax seeds is enough to plant an acre. According to Nyanzi, this includes training on planting, weeding and harvesting.

“At three months the plant is fully grown and at four months, the seeds are ready for harvesting. Flax is a seasonal crop which can be grown even on rented or leased land. It is grown organically, meaning you don’t need chemical fertilizers and it doesn’t damage soil because of its herbal in nature,” Nyanzi says.

YIELD
He says an acre of Flax seeds is expected to yield between 200-500kg in four months. A kilogram of Flax seeds is bought at Shs20,000 at Prof Bioresearch. This means a farmer can earn between Shs4m to Shs10m from an acre of Flax seeds in a single season with minimum investment.

“We provide you with the training and supervision needed to achieve the desired target,” he says.

For more information contact, Prof Bioresearch via

Tel:  0702 061652 / 0779 519652 

Email: profbioresearch@gmail.com 

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23 thoughts on “FLAX SEEDS: A Crop That Can Earn You Shs10M In 4 Months From An Acre

  1. Isabirye Samuel Patrick

    How is this plant planted and managed to harvesting time.

  2. Mpanga Robert

    If you have tried much work en didn’t earn , now try this it’s a fruitful project your life will change . But keep in mind agriculture is not a benefited in by those who just try it looking for dym it’s done by those who love it en lyke wat they do at heart and give it time

  3. Joyce

    Is it true that you buy it en you can visit when I have like 4 acres?? Thx

  4. Mutegombwa Quraishi

    God bless you

  5. ABEL MUNYARUBEGA

    Thank you for the information on benefits of flaxseeds and how to organize the farming and the production of flaxseeds.
    I come from Kisoro district, southwestern Uganda. our place seems cold, my question is , can flaxseed plant grow there?
    Our place needs to be educated on agribusiness other than producing for just home consumption.

  6. mubiru joseph

    am goin to start planting but let me assume the market will be constant

  7. Namakula Alice

    But is it true that you guys buy it ?coz same people says so olumala nemwe ffula

  8. How do I access the seeds because am in buhweju district south western and I would like to know wether they can grow well in cold area and in much rain.

  9. Asimi leonard

    You are an inspiration to me. Am going to venture into this lucrative agricultural project to change my life

  10. Kalungi paul

    Youth open your ears!!!!!!!
    Money is here in Uganda forget about those Arab countries!

  11. Nelson BWAMBALE

    I will surely grow flax seeds I can’t wait this opportunity to go away without exploiting it thank you professor

  12. Ssentongo George William

    Tusiimannyo byonna by’otusomesa. Tulina kuva wa Kuleekaana tudde ewa Tukole. Weebale nnyo . Ensonga y’okulima flax nange kangitandikeko.

  13. Kamoga ennock

    God like people like u( fruitful people)

  14. Perl painters

    Thanks 4 the positive energy (thoughts) that you provide us frequently.
    # iron man omukenkufu

  15. Nyamongera dan

    Thanks

  16. Joan Orishaba

    This is so inspiring, I love agriculture and would like to be a partaker of this blessing of growing flax. Thank you so much Prof Julius Nyanzi

  17. MWOLOBI LYDIA

    Me and my beloved husband appreciate you Prof. Nyanzi. we will surely venture into this bussines we have tried many but not succeeded but to God be the glory we have high hopes in the flax bussiness. We shall work with you to see a happy Uganda. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to also join the rich club. God bless you big time

  18. Ssali Harunah

    Wawoooo
    I take this opportunity to thank Prof Julius nyanzi for his efforts to see that Ugandans improve on their living standards

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