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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)

Distribution of Bluebonnet Humanitarian Support to the Elderly in Kikandwa Village

IMG_1441Last Friday (14Dec2018) in Kikandwa Villages,  we managed to reach out to a total of 80 elderly people and widows with Humanitarian basic material assistance from Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas USA. Bluebonnet has been extending such assistance to a number of elderly people for more than six years now. Below in photos is how the exercise went.

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Different Ages at Home of Kuroilers

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We now have brooded Original Kuroiler chicks at our farm in Mukono. Place your order today. For more educative poultry hints please visit our Home Of Kuroilers Facebook Page

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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GOOD NEWS: CTA, and its GODAN Action partners Approved Euro 2,300 grant towards our Capacity Building Training in Finding, Reusing and Publishing Open Nutrition Data.

Hello everyone,

Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) is pleased to share with you the good news about CTA, and its GODAN Action partners, Euro 2,300 grant approval towards our Capacity Building Training Workshop in Finding, Reusing and Publishing Open Nutrition Data.

The overall goal of the workshop will be to equip the selected participants with key knowledge about open data principles in relation to Agriculture and Nutrition.

The selected participants will be educated on: Basic Open Data Principals, how to use Open Nutrition Data effectively, how to make Nutrition Data Open, how to share Nutrition Open Data and basic Intellectual Property and Copyright. Continue reading

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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Improved Efficient Low-Cost Two-Bricks Super Clean Cooking Rocket Stoves (2BSCRS)

IMG_9843After critical review of the feedback collected from users of the first developed Efficient Low-Cost Two-Bricks Super Clean Cooking Rocket Stoves (2BSCRS), KIRUCODO and YITEDEV Teams under the leadership of SUN24 have come up with an improved stove.

The improved model has the following:

-Easily installed removable metal pot rests.

-The stove is big enough to the extent that is is now possible to cook a meal of a bigger family.

-Uses less firewood

-Produces very little smoke

-Cooks very fast with very minimal energy loss.

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