The project’s primary focus was on equipping these young individuals with essential skills in banana stem fibre extraction and craft making. Through this venture, the aim was clear: to provide diverse and productive employment opportunities within the agriculture-driven green economy. As the months unfolded, the project became a catalyst for change, offering a pathway for the youth to not only acquire skills but to actively contribute to and benefit from the burgeoning agricultural sector.
Markets for Youth Program encourages disability inclusion in its design and implementation, to empower Youth With Disabilities to meaningfully participate in agriculture. In the heartlands of Uganda, where the vibrant hues of optimism meet the green fields of potential, KRC-UGANDA is at the forefront of a transformative initiative— the “Markets for Youth” program. This visionary […]
The return of His Majesty Charles Mumbere Iremangoma, The King of the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu (OBR) Cultural Institution, marks the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the Bakonzo people, and more specifically, the Rwenzururu Kingdom’s relationship with the government in power, as well as with other cultural Institutions both within and outside the country. This ear of improved relations also extends to other ethnic groups, academic institutions, security agencies, and Civil society groups, all of which can play a role in facilitating reconciliation between the OBR and the government.
In line with the global observance of the International Day of Peace (IDP) on September 21st, KRC-Uganda joined the worldwide community in a series of impactful events to mark this significant day. Recognizing the profound importance of peace in today’s world, the United Nations has designated this day as a call to action for a 24-hour worldwide ceasefire, with events ranging from a minute of silence to commemorative ceremonies.
In a commendable collaborative effort, Jack Nyakairu, a dedicated staff member of KRC-Uganda, joined forces with district officials in Kikube to conduct a joint monitoring activity. The aim was clear: to assess the progress and impact of KRC-Uganda’s interventions under the District Results and Development Implementation Project (DRDIP) in Kikube district. The team embarked on a journey, visiting seven out of thirteen sub-projects that are making a tangible difference in the community.
In a recent breakthrough at the Kabarole District Budget Conference, Mr. Benard Bwambale, the Food and Nutrition Manager at KRC-Uganda, took center stage to shed light on the critical role of nutrition in community well-being. His impassioned presentation not only highlighted the importance of prioritizing nutrition in the district but also advocated for a comprehensive approach that includes both nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions. This marks a significant step forward in the quest for a healthier and more resilient Kabarole District.
Growing up as a child in a farming household in the late 60s through the 70s, it was rare to hear dad or mum decrying lack or scarcity of money as it is nowadays for many families. For some reason for sure, many farm families derived their income from a certain cash crop, but I also recall that most of the social services were provided freely or subsidized by the government as a public good. As a young boy, I witnessed how farming was a profitable venture. Without due regard to the current gender jargon, allow me to mention that my late Father was a chairman of a primary Coffee Cooperative Society. Yes. He, and his many other farmers in the area earned their livelihoods mostly from the production and sell of clean Arabic coffee (aka, Kibooko), a cash crop which they collectively sold through the then vibrant Kagazi Tusigike Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Society Limited to which my father was a chairperson. This was found in Kiceece Sub County, currently Kitagwenda District.
Rural farming communities share many things in common. Most of all, they live, strive and thrive in the daily busy and hectic chores of the farm. Many times, the farmer’s hard work is rewarded by stagnant or even shrinking net farm incomes. Family farmers in Kakooga, Bunyangabu District of Western Uganda experienced the same before enrolment onto the “Food Security for Family Farmers through Agroecology” in 2022, a program supported by Broederlijk Delen. As a result, the farmers have shown the capacity to change and model their village into a thriving farming and sustainable community.
Enhancing the knowledge base of public and clinical health workers on food safety standards and nutrition
Over the years, there is growing focus on Food Safety as a public health concern and appreciation of its integral role in sustaining life and promoting good health. Food Safety has continually been identified as a big management issue in the food chains starting at the point of production, through transportation, processing, packaging and storage until the final consumption stage. Unfortunately, smallholder food producers are innocently and ignorantly producing unsafe food. Consequently, unsafe food is increasingly getting rejected by consumers and international markets, putting the entire food system in jeopardy.
KRC has been at the forefront of facilitating multi-stakeholder participatory processes to guide the localization of the Uganda nutrition Action Plan (UNAP) at local government level, starting with Kabarole District as well as implementing a number of exchange events to work towards the operationalization of the DNAPs and SNAPs. And whereas there is significant progress at the national level in regard to fast-tracking the implementation of the UNAP, there remains resource limitations to integrate nutrition in the district plans and formulate District Nutrition Action Plans (DNAPs) to comprehensively achieve the goal of reducing malnutrition in Uganda.