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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

40 One-Month Old Kuroiler Chicks picked to start a poultry project for their mother

IMG_20180215_105759Last Thursday 15th Feb 2018, Aminah and her brother picked 40 one-month old Kuroiler chicks from our farm in Mukono to start a poultry project for her family. See how we innovatively packed them. We wish them success.

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

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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

 

 

Distribution of Humanitarian Basic Needs to the Elderly in Kikandwa

MainOver 90% of elderly people in Uganda live in rural communities. About 2% of them can afford to provide for themselves in terms of food and other basic needs for life. Life for majority of the elderly is generally bad and a need for constant supply of material is very important. The following are majorly needed: Soap, Sugar, Salt, Paraffin, Food, Beddings, Match Boxes, etc.

On 18th October, 2017, we reached out to over 60 elderly people in Kikandwa with basic needs donated by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church under the leadership of Pastor Landon. The material distribution was managed by Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO). Watch Video

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WhatsApp Tool Enables Home Of Kuroiler Members engage in Development discussions

IMG_2270At Home of Kuroilers, we engage ourselves in a number of community development discussions inline with poultry keeping as a business for eliminating poverty. Initially, it was not easy to engage all members but thank God, we recently created a WhatsApp group where members are able to share news from their respective poultry farms, share market opportunities for poultry products, etc

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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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After hatching 98 Kroiler Chicks of 31 December 2014, we are now over 300 Kroiler birds in a period of 3 months from 44 Kroiler Parent Stock.

Hatched-Chicks-Report_31Dec2015The KIRUCODO Bluebonnet-Sponsored Caged Poultry Keeping Project has now multiplied to over 300 Kroiler birds in a period of 3 months from 44 Kroiler Parent Stock. On 31 December, 2014, we delivered 98 chicks from the local hatchery to our blooder in Kikandwa village.

We thank Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas USA for supporting the implementation of this project right from the beginning.

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