Social Impact Project for Agriculture Expert to Train Women in Vegetable Farming in Uganda
Project Description and Impact
According to the annual report published by Bukedea District Local Government productions department, 90% of women living in rural areas practice subsistence agriculture. The report indicated that women do not have the knowledge and skills in alternative food production. Furthermore, they predominantly depend on traditional subsistence farming and lack alternative methods of food production.
According to our needs assessment survey report, it emerged out that 85% of women do not have skills and knowledge in alternative food production that would help them in diversifying their livelihoods and increase on their income. 70% of them rely on subsistence agriculture and nothing is left for sale! They specifically pointed out that the knowledge and skills in the production and selling of organic vegetables are low among household women. This finally has an impact on their level of income.
In this context, this project was designed and initiated to empower 100 widows who are farmers with the basic, practical and hands-on knowledge and skills by training them in organic vegetable growing and selling. They will be supplied with improved vegetable seeds and other materials to enable them to establish vegetable growing gardens at the individual household level. The project will also involve setting up a mini vegetable growing demonstration farm/site which will be used as a reference point for direct beneficiaries and for the sustainability of the project.
They will be expected to continue producing each season and selling their own vegetables at the household level and pass on the knowledge and skills to other community members so as to increase on the multiplier effect of the project.
The vegetables to be grown will be: Cabbages, onions, tomatoes and Green paper which can produce high yields and withstand unfavorable climatic conditions, they have a high market demand and low supply in each and every season as identified during the market research.
By participating in the MovingWorlds Institute, you will first learn social impact frameworks and human-centered design before putting your existing skills and new knowledge to action.In addition, this organization will expose you to new things, like:
New culture, new language, new skills, hands-on experience leading a project, networking, and exposure to the inner workings of a social enterprise, among others.
You will stay in the Hotel (Barak Motel) in a private room adjacent to the organization offices in Bukedea Town, Bukedea District, in the Eastern part of Uganda.
The local living stipend will be 20,000 Uganda Shillings daily. This is approximately US $6
Any desired food will be provided
Local transport such as field travels, airport pickup and drop off.
This project accepts virtual experteers.
About the Hosting Organization
ACTION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF GRASSROOTS COMMUNITIES (ADEGCO) is a Non-profit working on Civic & Social Organization, Education, Environmental Services, Non-Profit, Professional Training & Coaching.