Posts Tagged ‘Agriculture’

Home Gardening for ensuring food security in our homes

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We used to plant flowers on our compound not knowing that the same space can be utilized to plant some food for the family. We now have 15 banana plants on our compound and each plant is able to provide us with 5 bunches a year. With 15 plants, we are able to harvest 75 bunches of banana a year. Each bunch serves our family for 3 days and 75 bunches  serves us a total of 225 days.

We have enough food on our compound. Never waste the free space around your house. Anything can grow there and be of great benefit to your family. #HomeGardening

Impact of youths rural-urban migration on the agricultural sector in Uganda and policy reforms.

GoodThis paper was presented by Mr. Robert Kibaya (KIRUCODO Executive Director) during the Agricultural Research for Development Conference (Agri4D 2019) conference in Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala Sweden; 25-26 September, 2019 under Food security and migration governance Thematic Sub session.DSC02926 Continue reading

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.

Utilize your compound space to grow food for your family

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Today we harvested from our compound. What do you plant on your compound? Do you know that your compound space can provide enough food for your family. We now have food enough for four days. Food security in homes especially here in Africa can be possible if everyone in his or her own capacity can be a producer of food. #SDG2

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)

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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Transforming children’s mind from bee hating to bee loving for Development

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We managed to capture the queen bee and removed her wings so to prevent her from flying away. We successfully transferred the colony into a bee hive so the family can continue to harvest honey plus other bee product.

This is what you need to know to prevent bees from stinging you: First, you need to calm them down by smoking. If you are going to be transferring the bees into an hive, then you need to capture the queen and remove her wings so she can not fly. If you don’t remove her wings, you can enclose her in a cage with holes where she can be fed but not able to get out immediately (the worker bee will be able to open a passage for her to get out after some days). Then the rest of the bees will just come to protect the queen. Also, when a bee moves on you, just leave it and don’t kill it. If you kill it then other bees will smell a certain scent and they will begin to sting you. Also, you don’t have to run but just walk gently and don’t wear perfume. Always smoke yourself and try to smoke around.

Do you have a problem with bees? Just drop us a line and we shall be right there. Thank you

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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.

From 40 Kuroiler Hens and 4 cocks, we are now able to supply 1500 Kuroiler chicks to one of our clients in Mukono, Uganda

 A few weeks back, a client submitted an order to our Organization for supplying him 1500 one-day old Kuroiler chicks and last week we were able to deliver 500 chicks as you can see in the photo slideshow below and in the video above while brooding. The chicks were hatched from fertilized eggs from our 40 hens and 4 cocks plus 40 hens and 4 cocks from our two staffs. As you can remember, we started with 40 Kuroiler Hens and 4 cocks as per this Link provides for. At the comment, we have hatched over 4000 fertilized eggs into over 4000 Kuroiler chicks. Every week we take fertilized eggs to the hatchery and every week we deliver new one-day old chicks to our clients and to our local Brooding Centre in Kikandwa village. As an Organization (Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization – KIRUCODO), we no longer have an office space as almost all the office space was turned into a Brooding space. Some of our clients press orders for one day old, one week old, two weeks old and one month old Kuroiler chicks. Lastly, if you are out there and need to buy good quality Kuroiler chicks, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time. Please enjoy the photos below and feel free to join our Facebook Group for timely updates:

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Teachers of St. John Kaama formed two groups to engage in Kuroiler Keeping for increased monthly salary

DSCN0591Some months back, we delivered 50 one-month old Kuroiler chicks to St. John Kaama Education center in Nakifuma, Mukono under the sponsorship of Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas, USA. Today the hens are now laying eggs and we were able to enjoy the first eggs when we visited the school last Tuesday on 30 June 2015 as you can see in the photo below.

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