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PROFILING OF AGRICULTURAL CROP MARKETING COOPERATIVES AND ASSOCIATIONS AND THEIR SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS IN THE RWENZORIREGION

PROFILING OF AGRICULTURAL CROP MARKETING COOPERATIVES AND ASSOCIATIONS AND THEIR SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS IN THE RWENZORIREGION

The profiling study was conducted to document the status of marketing cooperatives andassociations in Rwenzori region with an objective to improve understanding of their scope andscale, the range of services they receive and offer with the associated terms and conditionsand in turn, determine how best to support them while improving the synergy of BD partnersand the food cluster members of the Rwenzori regional Development Framework …Click to access Full Report

FOOD CONSUMPTION DYNAMICS OF THE URBAN POOR IN FORT PORTAL MUNICIPALITY

FOOD CONSUMPTION DYNAMICS OF THE URBAN POOR IN FORT PORTAL MUNICIPALITY

This report provides an analysis of the street food system in Fort Portal town . The study drawsattention to the consumption dynamics of the urban poor to bring new insights into the currentglobal food debate framed on population forecasts and the related production narrative.Through a consumer survey, interviews and focus group discussions with the urban foodvendors and the different consumer segments. The evidence suggests that food security andnutrition, particularly for the urban poor is not just about addressing food production … …Click to read The Full Report

Status Monitoring Online Report on The Presidential & Parliamentary Elections as on 17th – 19th February 2015

Status Monitoring Online Report on The Presidential & Parliamentary Elections as on 17th – 19th February 2015

KRC in partnership with Rwenzori Forum for Peace and Justice (RFPJ) with support from DGF is implementing a project aimed at strengthening conflict prevention and transformation mechanisms in Rwenzori region. The project targets to benefit 500,000 people both directly and indirectly from five cultural institutions and other peace actors in five districts of Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Kabarole, Kyenjojo and Kasese. The project uses a community based approach of Community Based Peace Actors spread evenly in their respective districts. These are charged with monitoring and reporting emergingconflicts through an on-line web based platform that is centrally managed by KRC … click to access The Full Report

STUCK INTHE MIST: Contextual Analysis of the Conflicts in the Rwenzori Region

STUCK INTHE MIST: Contextual Analysis of the Conflicts in the Rwenzori Region

The Rwenzori region consisting of 7 districts (Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Kasese, Kyegegwa,Ntoroko and Bundibugyo) of Western Uganda has for decades been characterized by conflicts associatedwith cultural and ethnic differences that exist among the people of the region. The conflicts betweencultural groups have always raised questions about governance; leadership and fairness in the sharingand use of natural resources e.g. land. Although the recent conflicts could have some connection withhistorical incidents in the region, they possess a distinguishable character of their own. The currentconflicts between ethnic groups have been triggered by the recent reintroduction and recognition ofcultural leadership. This recognition and facilitation by the government of Uganda resulted into there awakening of […]

Enhancing the adaptive capacity of communities to climate change through IWRM, Mpanga Catchment of the Nile Basin in Uganda

Enhancing the adaptive capacity of communities to climate change through IWRM, Mpanga Catchment of the Nile Basin in Uganda

The Project – supported by UNEP – was implemented in the upper Nile Basin, in Uganda. The Mpangacatchment where activities were rolled out is part of the Lake George Basin / The Lake Albert WaterManagement Zone and is located in the west of the country. This Mpanga catchment has an estimatedsurface of approx.4700 km2, and is characterized by a diversity of landscapes and high ecologicalsignificance. The area stretches over the territory of these 3 Districts. … Click to access Full Report

MAIZE GRAIN VALUECHAIN IN RWENZORIREGION IN UGANDACONSTRAINTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

MAIZE GRAIN VALUECHAIN IN RWENZORIREGION IN UGANDACONSTRAINTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

The Rwenzori Regional Think Tank initiative brought together Rwenzori regional agriculture stakeholdersthat reflected on the challenges facing agriculture sector in the region. Research was seen as oneof the mechanisms through which knowledge can be generated to inform decisions and actions forimproving agricultural productivity. It was against this background that study to identify constraintsand opportunities in the maize grain value chain in Ruwenzori region was done. This research onmaize trade was conducted to provide a precursor for in-depth value chain analysis. A survey of buyersin the districts of Kyenjojo, Kabarole, Kamwenge, Kasese and Bundibugyo as well as Buyers inKampala was conducted. Data about trade volume and prices from 2007 to 2009 […]

Small holder farmers’ knowledge and adaptation to climate change in the Rwenzori region

Small holder farmers’ knowledge and adaptation to climate change in the Rwenzori region

The Rwenzori region has in the past couple of years been on the local, national and international spotlight as a region already affected by climate change. Various studies in the Rwenzori region have indicated that agricultural products will be affected negatively by climate change. There is a plethora of reports and manuals about climate change adaptation and mitigation in climate change prone areas. Knowledge about climate change is an important factor in climate change mitigation and adaptation. This investigation aimed to investigate small holder farmer’s knowledge and their adaptation strategies in the Rwenzori region.  …Click to access Full Report

SOIL FERTILITY ANALYSIS AND AGRONOMIC PRACTICES FOR BANANA ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT IN THE RWENZORI REGION

SOIL FERTILITY ANALYSIS AND AGRONOMIC PRACTICES FOR BANANA ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT IN THE RWENZORI REGION

The East African highland banana (Musa spp. AAA-EA) is a primary food and cash crop in Uganda. Despiteits importance, yields on farmer’s fields remain poor in the region compared to that on research stations.Quantitative information on the status of soil fertility in banana land use, banana management practicesand their adoption and the sources of social capital in Rwenzori region have been scanty. Therefore,what follows below is a summary of research results, from a research that was carried out in traditionalbanana growing districts of Rwenzori region. The study was carried out by the Rwenzori regional ThinkTank, to find out the reasons for the declining productivity of bananas and suggest banana managementtechnologies […]

A Rwenzori Region Health Sector Performance Report

A Rwenzori Region Health Sector Performance Report

This report presents findings of a Health facility monitoring exercise conducted in four districts of the Rwenzori region. The main objective of the survey was to measure the effectiveness of government and private expenditure in the health sector. This was achieved by; analysing the impact of the strides taken by Government in bringing health services closer to the communities, establishing the effectiveness of the health facilities in responding to community health needs, identifying the perception and responsiveness of both health service providers and consumers towards the quality of health services delivered and it was also to draw feasible recommendations towards improving health service delivery … click to access The Full […]