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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

INTRODUCTION:
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 (www.yitedev.org) and Bishop Stuart University (www.bsu.ac.ug) in collaboration with: CTA (www.cta.int); GODAN (www.godan.info); NetSquared (www.netsquared.org); Master Card Foundation (https://mastercardfdn.org/) and TechSoup Global (www.techsoup.org)

KIRUCODO and YITEDEV Exhibited Low-Cost Two-Bricks Super Clean Cooking Rocket Stoves (2BSCRS) at MUDINFO Annual Exhibition

IMG_0916Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) and Youths In Technology and Development Uganda (YITEDEV) showcased their Low-Cost Two-Bricks Super Clean Cooking Rocket Stoves (2BSCRS) during Mukono District NGO Forum (MUDINFO) annual exhibition in October from 18th -20th October 2018 at Mukono District Headquarters. The 2BSCRS uses only three small firewood pieces to cook for 5 hours and 1kg of charcoal for 15 hours. Below is how it looked like in photos.

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Another Pen Donation from David Dartnall of United Kingdoms

IMG_9960Last week, we received a packet of donated pens from Mr. David Dartnall of United Kingdom. Again, the pens are going to be distributed this week to one of the poorest rural primary school in Mukono District. Watch this space for more updates. Thank you

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Donation of Pens from Pens for Kids Charity of Dublin, Ireland

IMG_9969Some days back we received a packet of donated pens from Pens for Kids Charity of Dublin, Ireland. The pens are going to be distributed this week to one of the poorest rural primary school in Mukono District. Watch this space for more updates. Thank you

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Mass distribution of Clean Cook Rocket Stoves to over 100 women

2Last Sunday the 15th of April we distributed Two-Bricks Clean Cook Rocket Stoves (2BCCROST) to over 100 women of Bunakijja in Mukono District and Namaliri in Buikwe District. The stoves will help to reduce on the amount of firewood used per day in cooking thus reducing cutting down of trees in communities.

On average, a single family in rural Uganda uses between 20-30 firewood of each 2M long. With the introduction of 2BCCROST, a single family is expected to use a maximum of 5 firewood per day of each 2M long.

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Since this kind of stove produces much less smoke, women are going to be saved from illnesses associated with inhering wood burning unhealthy smoke.

Again, this is the Team behind this project

(1) Sun24 of Florida USA as information resource, adviser and financer

(2) Youths In Technology and Development Uganda (YITEDEV) as Coordinating and Technical implementing Team

(3) Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) as Coordinating and Technical Implementing Team

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How Profitable and Sustainable Small-Scale Agribusiness ventures improve Household Income and Nutrition

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If not yet registered to attend this session, feel free to register by following this LINK

PRIORITY THEME: Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all

VENUE: Conference Room D; United Nations Headquarters in New York;

SIDE EVENT ORGANIZER: Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO)

MAIN SIDE EVEN SPONSORS: Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) and Women Thrive


Session Abstract:

The Global Nutrition Report 2017 calls for nutrition to be placed at the heart of efforts to end poverty, fight diseases, raise educational standards and tackle climate change.

According to Akinwumi Adesina President of African Development Bank,  Africa’s economic progress is being undermined by hunger, malnutrition and stunting, which cost at least US$25 billion annually in sub-Saharan Africa, and leave a lasting legacy of loss, pain and ruined potential. Stunted children today lead to stunted economies tomorrow.

Over 75% of the population in Sub-Sahara Africa depends on Agriculture as main source of income and daily food supply. However, with the growing population, land for agriculture is becoming minimal and demand for food is rapidly increasing every now and then. Making Agriculture and Nutrition data open, as well as building capacities of smallholder farmers in Profitable and Sustainable Small-Scale Agribusiness ventures (PS3AgriVents) is key in eradicating poverty and improving nutrition at household level. Further, Investing in gender equality and women empowerment can unlock human potential on a transformational scale because according to the World Bank Women account for one-half of the potential human capital in any economy and they make up 40 percent of the agriculture labor force.

During the session, experiences will be shared about such PS3AgriVents which have been tested and currently changing lives in poor rural households in Uganda. Further, strategies will be discussed in connection to benefits of making Agriculture and Nutrition Data Open, market access, appropriates technologies, gender equality in relation to property ownership, access to startup capital, and value addition of agricultural produces before put on market.


List of Presentations

  1. Recoded Video message from GODAN CEO
  2. Video on Making Agriculture Nutrition Data Free for achieving Global Food Nutrition Security
  3. How Profitable and Sustainable Small-Scale Kuroiler Chicken Keeping is Improving Rural Household Income and Nutrition BY Mr. Robert Kibaya; Executive Director Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO).
  4. How Small-Scale Profitable vegetable Farming  is improving Household Income and Nutrition BY Jackie Kyomugisha of Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO).

Volunteers:

Mr. Callum McDonald of New York, USA

Ms. Davie Jennifer of New York, USA

Ms. Nguyen Jennifer Thien Huong  of New York USA

Ms. Haley Johnson of New York USA

HERE IS A LIST OF ALL APPROVED SIDE EVENT SESSIONS AND OURS IS ON 07th Feb 2018

 

 

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:

http://blog.gfar.net/2016/02/24/yap-proposal-30-kuroiler-chickens-robert-kibaya-uganda/

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