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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: https://bit.ly/2mgCWSm

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 (https://bit.ly/2mgCWSm) to respond to the survey.

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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Converting Efficient Low-Cost Two-Bricks Super Clean Cooking Rocket Stoves (2BSCRS) from Firewood to Charcoal

IMG_9863During user experience sharing session conducted in Mukono District, we realized that some families preferred a model which can easily be converted from firewood to charcoal. The conversion is made easily by inserting a perforated metal plate in between the upper and bottom bricks as per the photos below. Again, you can also insert a developed holed thin clay sheet.

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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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CHEAP LOCALLY MADE ROCKET STOVES TO HELP REDUCE TREE CUTTING IN UGANDA

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Introduction:

Wood fuel is a broad term covering both the direct use of wood in cooking and heating, the use of charcoal (both for households and for industrial uses) and also recovered wastes in wood-using industries. While all are important in particular situations in developing countries, the use of wood and charcoal in heating and cooking predominate and are the main energy sources for more than two billion people (Nogueira, et al. 1998; Mather 1990; WEC 1999). Continue reading

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/

  • 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 WordPress.com 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.

Yours

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

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com 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.

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100 Bee Hives constructed by KIRUCODO Staffs for Empower and Care Organization

Some of the 100 constructed hives already  up ready to be colonized by bees

Some of the 100 constructed hives already up ready to be colonized by bees

This month of July 2014, Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) staffs were employed by an NGO (Empower And Care Organization – EACO ) based in Mukono on Kayunga road, YMCA Lane in Mukono town, Mukono District-Uganda to construct 100 Bee Hives for Namanganga Community  based in Kyampisi Sub-County, Mukono District-Uganda for more information please follow this LINK: With the utilization of CTA beekeeping publicationsTools With A Mission andWork Aid International donated carpentry tool, KIRUCODO staffs have been able to execute the job within a two-weeks period. A Big THANK YOU to all our supporters for providing us with appropriate tools, materials, skills and financial support which are enabling us to deliver to our target communities with much ease than it used to be. For more information about EACO please you can contact them directly through this email or this alternative email or visit their website

Below is a photo slideshow of what happened during a two-weeks period.

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2013 in review for Rural Africa Facts Blog

The WordPress.com 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.

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