Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

GET LEAD OF ANTIBIOTICS BY MIX MEDICINAL PLANTS AND GRASSES IN DRINKING WATER OF YOUR BIRDS

IMG_20180608_112356IMG_20180608_104519Avoid as much as possible to use antibiotics when raising birds organically. Antibiotics get deposited into the birds’ bodies and when you feed on such a bird, you are likely to develop complications such as cancer, etc.

We always crash leaves of medicinal plants and grasses and mix it in the water we serve our birds. This boosts the immunity of our birds and help them always to stay health and free from disease.

Look at the photo slideshow and see how we do it.

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Experience Sharing after one month using Two-Bricks Clean Cook Rocket Stoves

Good3On 15th of April 2018 YITEDEV and KIRUCODO carried out a mass distribution of Two-Bricks Clean Cook Rocket Stoves (2BCCROST) to over 100 women in Bunakijja, Lugazi and Namaliri villages. This project is currently supported by SUN24 of Florida USA.

On 13th May, 2018, we reached out to a total of four respondents who are currently using the Rocket Cooking Stoves and their feedback was given based on usage experience.

The bigger stove (6-inch diameter hole) seemed to be much better than the small (4-inch stove) in efficiency and closely met the needs of women in cooking except for its weakness of majorly the bottom brick which is not strong enough and easily breaks even with simple cooking. For video on progress, feel free to visit up this LINK

Feel free to download a full feedback report at this LINK 

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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

GIVE A CHANCE TO RURAL SCHOOLS AND THE ELDERLY TO ACCESS CLEAN AND SAFE WATER BY DONATING AND PASSING ON TO YOUR RESPECTIVE NETWORKS

GIVE A CHANCE TO RURAL SCHOOLS AND THE ELDERLY TO ACCESS CLEAN AND SAFE WATER BY DONATING AND PASSING ON TO YOUR RESPECTIVE NETWORKS

GIVE A CHANCE TO RURAL SCHOOLS AND THE ELDERLY TO ACCESS CLEAN AND SAFE WATER BY DONATING AND PASSING ON TO YOUR RESPECTIVE NETWORKS

Donate now at Global Giving to give the Elderly and Rural Schools a chance to have access to safe and clean water. Follow this LINK to submit your Donation. Check below for more information:

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THREE RAIN WATER HARVESTING TANKS INSTALLATIONS AT THREE RURAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Highlights on current tank installations at the three rural community schools.

Highlights on current tank installations at the three rural community schools.

The current Rain Water harvesting Tanks installations in three rural primary schools is being supported by the funds accumulated from last year’s Global Giving online winter holiday Fundraising Drive. The three tanks are being constructed at the following schools below which are currently at the completion phase:

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Beekeeping – a bright perspective for Uganda’s poor farmers

Community BeekeepersAlmost half of Uganda’s population lives below the poverty line. At the same time, nearly 90% of it activates and earns its income from agriculture. Thus it becomes obvious that farming is not profitable in this country, at least not for the moment. Women and children have an especially difficult life, because of the strong social polarization of the society. The overall development level in the region is far below the western standards, and catching up with them would require intense funding. This rule has some exceptions, however, such as beekeeping.

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Specialists in the industry made their own research and came to the conclusion that beekeeping has the potential to significantly reduce poverty among communities of young farmers best on the current testimonies and with the implementation of a long-term professional beekeeping industry strategic plan. Let’s shortly analyze the arguments for that:
1. Resources
Uganda is lucky to have many species of bees: Apis Melifera scutelatta, melifera adansonii, monticola, and also several types of stingless bees. In contrast with other agricultural areas, where Uganda has poor natural conditions for further development, the apiculture can grow fast and steady thanks to the rich availability of resources. Moreover, there are no diseases spread among the bees.

2. Long tradition and skills existence
Local people have been practicing apiculture for a very long time. They therefore have basic knowledge and understanding of the process and its importance. Instead of teaching this industry from the very beginning, it is only necessary to provide some further training, and implement a professional beekeeping concept which is based on the real standard governing this organic industry.

3. Limited technological requirements
Beekeeping can be implemented without the use of expensive technologies or materials. This provides a great perspective for the poor rural farmer, who cannot afford to invest too much in a business. Simple hives, created from cheap locally abundant materials could be placed close to the farmer’s house, therefore not requiring too much effort or budgeting. Special training could teach the farmers how to improve the quality of bee products without using expensive tools. This would obviously allow a significant increase of the locals’ income.

4. Possibility of activity without owning land
Since young farmers do not typically own land, one of their main problems is the increased costs of agricultural activities due to the land rent. Beekeeping in contrast, does not require this. It can be arranged either close to the house, or even in forests. In other words, this type of activity is much more accessible for young poor farmers than other areas of agriculture.

Of course, there are also many limitations and barriers for the development of apiculture in Uganda. As long as we keep in mind the benefits, however, it is possible to develop a flourishing industry out of this and let young farmers develop themselves and overcome the severe poverty. All they need is a bit of support in the form of extended training, as well as access to information and initial financial support.

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