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Request to respond to this survey: Impact of youths rural-urban migration on the agricultural sector

To respond to the survey, visit up this Link:

IMG_20181221_085708Evidence has shown that majority of the population in most rural areas in Africa are small scale farmers providing food for human consumption and raw materials for export and manufacturing industries. Nearly two thirds (64%) of the working population engaged in subsistence agriculture and close to 80% of all households involved in agriculture. Statistics also indicates that more rural households participate in agriculture at 90% compared to their urban counterparts at 46%. The number of young migrants increased from 23.2 million in 1990 to 28.2 million in 2013 (UNICEF, 2014). According to FAO’s 2016 conceptual framework on addressing rural youth migration at its root causes at household level, young members may move to work elsewhere as part of the household’s risk diversification strategy but also in response to the household’s expectation of higher returns in the future or to personal aspirations.

This survey aims at collecting views from different stakeholders/ individuals around the world on why youths rural-urban migration and its impact on agriculture.

The survey results will be utilized by Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO), Youths In Technology and Development Uganda (YITEDEV) and partners to develop informed interventions aiming at attracting more youths into the Agricultural sector for poverty eradication. Follow this link ( to respond to the survey.

You are Invited to participate in the upcoming Agritech4Dev Global Twitter Chat

1TOPIC: How can we make use of web2.0 and Social Media Technologies to promote youth Agribusiness Ventures?

DATE: 11th April 2019;

TIME: 06:00pm to 07:00pm (East Africa Time); 08:00am to 09:00am(PDT); 05:00pm to 06:00pm (EET); 05:00pm to 06:00pm (CEST); 04:00pm to 05:00pm (West Africa Time); 08:30pm to 09:30pm (IST)

OFFICIAL TAGS: #Agritech4Dev; #AgribusinessUg

OFFICIAL PARTNERS MENTION: @CTAflash; @GodanSec; @BishopStuartUni; @bsu_incubator; @MastercardFdn @NetSquared; @TechSoup; @web2fordev; @YouthsInTechUg

Technological innovation is taking place at a breath-taking pace. Simple, open source internet-based applications and services designed to enhance on-line collaboration are now available to the wider public at little or no cost at all. These new online technologies known as Web2.0 and Social Media applications enable people to collaborate, to create, share and publish information.

According to FAO’s Rural Youth and Young Farmers report, opportunities for learning practical skills in agriculture, better rural living, and income-generating activities are extremely limited. For youth and young farmers, access to production resources, credit and employment is almost non-existent in most countries.

This Agritech4Dev Global Twitter Chat will discuss and bring to the attention of Agribusiness Entrepreneurs the availability of web2.0 technologies and how they can be utilized to promote and market a youth-led Agribusiness Venture quickly, cheaply and efficiently.

Lastly, this Agritech4Dev Global Twitter Chat is Organized by Youths In Technology and Development ( and Bishop Stuart University ( in collaboration with: CTA (; GODAN (; NetSquared (; Master Card Foundation ( and TechSoup Global (

HELP By Liking, Commenting on YAP Proposal #30: “Kuroiler Chickens” (Robert Kibaya, Uganda)

IMG_0170This Project is going to help Youths in our community and it is included among the YAP Project Proposals. We ask you to help us by visiting the Project Link Below and do the following:

  • Leave a comment (question, suggestion,..) on this project in the comment field at the bottom of this page
  • Support the post by clicking the “Like” button below (only possible for those with a account)
  • Spread this post via your social media channels, using the hashtag: #GCARD3

Thank you in advance for all your assistance.

Mukono District NGO Network APPRECIATED Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) for its Community Development Projects

Today, Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) has been appreciated by the Mukono District NGO Network for its Community Development Projects.

This could not be so possible without the Support of all of you our Partners, Volunteers and Friends. We appreciate so much all your continued  Support towards our Organization and God Bless you all.


Robert Kibaya (Executive Director) on behalf of the Entire KIRUCODO Executive Committee; Staffs and all Members


2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 57 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Progress on Small-Scale Commercial Caged Poultry Keeping for supporting Poor Rural Child Education and Nutrition needs.

Cage Fabrication, Brooding and Training in Poultry keeping basics

Cage Fabrication, Brooding and Training in Poultry keeping basics

The initial implementation of this project (Small-Scale Commercial Caged Poultry Keeping for supporting Poor Rural Child Education and Nutrition needs) is being supported by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas USA under the leadership of Pastor Dr. Landon S. A couple of activities have been carried out for the past two weeks which include:

(1) Delivering of 52 one-day old chicks into the brooder setup in one of the rooms of our office in Kikandwa village.
(2) Training of school representatives and KIRUCODO staffs into professional poultry keeping basics by a consultant with the utilization of CTA donated publications on poultry keeping and management.
(3) The fabrication of the two cages each with two levels started on a week ago and work will be done towards the end of this week.

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2013 in review for Rural Africa Facts Blog

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


The UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations at its 2011 regular session, held from 31 January to 9 February 2011, decided to recommend Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) Special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and as a prerequisite to fulfill its mandate, KIRUCODO is always invited to send a delegation of participants to attend respective council meeting.

This Report was prepared and submitted to Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) By KIRUCODO’s New York-based volunteer Ms. Jane Mcleod.

The following highlights below are explored in the report:

1)      Indigenous Youth: Identity, Challenges and Hope

2)      Agency Support Group on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues annual meeting for 2012

3)      Resilience, traditional knowledge and capacity building for pastoralist communities in Africa

4)      Rights of Indigenous Peoples to Food and Food Sovereignty

For more information, feel free to download a copy of the report at this LINK


“we are disappointed, but we are not discouraged” BATTLE FOR ARMS TRADE TREATY CONTINUES AS GOVERNMENTS DELAY FINAL DEAL

We share this communication on behalf of Control Arms Organization based on the fact that their advocacy actions for having a formal Global Arms Trade Treaty is so important to Rural Africa where most of the voiceless victims of armed conflicts do live. Rural Africa cannot be any better if there is no global control of arms trade. Just check on what is . Your support in any way possible is greatly needed to register success for the benefit of Human Kind on Earth.

Democratic Republic of Congo Refugees running to Uganda

Right, below are the current updates concerning negotiations of Arms Trade Treaty  

“we are disappointed, but we are not discouraged”

Almost at the finish line, and not giving up
August 1st, 2012
Control Arms International Secretariat
(212) 682-3086
Control Arms
” Almost at the finish line, and not giving up! ”

Dear Supporter,

Last week, a small group of states blocked agreement on the Arms Trade Treaty – a frustrating end to an inspiring month of negotiations and campaigning.

But our efforts are by no means over. We believe a strong and effective ATT is still within reach and that this regulation will save lives and make a real difference on the ground.

Negotiators from 90 countries agreed with this sentiment when they delivered a joint-statement in the final minutes of negotiations that stated, “We are disappointed, but we are not discouraged” and resolved to achieve an ATT before the end of 2012.

his makes our role as civil society ever more crucial. Ban Ki-moon told us that “Your determination has helped us get this far – and your continued pressure and activism will help make this Treaty a reality.”

Throughout the month there was majority support for the Arms Trade Treaty to cover all conventional arms including ammunition, and to be based around tough rules on international human rights and humanitarian law. In the final hours of negotiations consensus was procedurally blocked by the United States, Russia, DPRK, Cuba and Venezuela who all asked for more time.

In the coming months, we will continue to advocate for a strong Arms Trade Treaty and we welcome you to stay engaged as well. Easy ways for you to stay informed about the road ahead are by liking our Facebook pagefollowing us on Twitter, and checking the Control Arms website.

You’ve come with us this close to the finish line, so let’s not give up now. We owe it to the thousands who die every day to keep pushing for an Arms Trade Treaty that will save lives. It will happen.

Thank You,

The Control Arms Team

Report By Ms. Jane McLeod – Attending CSW 56: Commission on the Status of Women 27 February – 9 March 2012 as a representative for KIRUCODO

Since 2011, KIRUCODO is an ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council – United Nations) accredited Organization. Consultative status for an organization enables it to actively engage with ECOSOC and its
subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies in a
number of ways.

The just concluded UN Meeting of the Council on the Status of Women, KIRUCODO sent both local and International representatives and below is a brief report on the sessions attended by Ms. Jane . A full report will follow shortly this or next month:

Monday 27 February 2012

Morning: Opening of the session General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters New York.

– Election of officers
– Adoption of the agenda and other organizational matters
– Introduction of documents

General discussion
Review of the implementation of: the BPfA and the outcome of the 23rd special session of the GA – sharing of experiences and good practices on implementation of the Platform for Action, with a view to overcoming remaining obstacles and new challenges.

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