Established in 2016, Gobsoor Farm (“Gobsoor”) is a 19.5-hectare farm that grows cash crops to supply wholesale to traders in the region’s largest vegetable and fruit markets. Gobsoor has over 2,000 papaya trees and produces 15 different cash crops. The farm started cultivating 4 hectares in 2016 and currently cultivates 7.5 hectares. Gobsoor was started as a rain-fed farm, which meant water was only available during the rainy seasons. Since the lack of water was a challenge, the company’s owner used his own funds to dig a 220m borehole. Still, Gobsoor was constrained by its inability to produce crops year-round.
Through a Shuraako-facilitated investment, the farm was able to procure 10 greenhouses and continue expanding its produce line with the addition of crops such as fruit trees and out of season production by use of the greenhouses. The farm’s remaining 12 hectares will also be cultivated as part of the expansion.