Youth in Agriculture for Food Security – Poultry and Sesame Production

Ayugi Gloria and Alum Vicky, two of the young adults participating in our “Mentoring young adults into innovators against poverty” project, have specific intentions to engage in agri-business throughout a value chain. Ayugi plans to utilise her newly acquired skills and knowledge from CPAR Uganda on how to prepare a cash flow, to “plan for… Continue reading Youth in Agriculture for Food Security – Poultry and Sesame Production

Youth in Agriculture for Food Security – Cattle Fattening

We are excited that some of the innovators participating in our “Mentoring young adults into innovators against poverty” project have specific intentions to engage in agri-business throughout a value chain. One of them is Isagara, who is originally from Kijunjubwa Village in Masindi District, is married in Acholi and is a resident of Pece Vangard… Continue reading Youth in Agriculture for Food Security – Cattle Fattening

Financial Literacy is key for ending poverty

After completing module one of understanding poverty in rural Uganda with CPAR Uganda, I was able to practically apply the skills that I attained (tracking daily expense at home ), which I taught my younger sister as well. “WE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY UNNECESSARILY,” was her comment after several weeks of implementation. With that,… Continue reading Financial Literacy is key for ending poverty

COVID-19 and agriculture: Lessons from a Ugandan woman farming as a business

In memory of my late Mum, who was an agriculturalist, I do farming as a business. And I am happy that through our large scale banana growing innovation. we created employment; we fed the market and generated income; and we fed our fellow community members. And, importantly, also, we proved that it is feasible and… Continue reading COVID-19 and agriculture: Lessons from a Ugandan woman farming as a business

‘Living Positively with COVID-19’

Our Innovators, you adults whom we are mentoring under our project: "MENTORING YOUNG ADULTS INTO INNOVATORS AGAINST POVERTY", are busy innovating and transforming our Lira Centre into a vibrant learning centre that may actually become self-sustaining in the longer-term. Enon's FOODS IN LAWNS PROJECT is one such excellent project that our innovators have come up… Continue reading ‘Living Positively with COVID-19’

Value of Mutuba Trees

Backcloth is a major value which is derived from Mutuba trees alongside other values, including not limited to the following: Backcloth Making @ photo credit Fred Mutebi Shade for domestic animals; and for crops, such as coffee and banana plants.Fodder for domestic animals, for example goats and cows.Wind breakers, especially so for banana plantations.FodderLightening arrestorManure… Continue reading Value of Mutuba Trees

Bency’s Attitude for Surviving COVID-19

We, at CPAR Uganda, are in awe of Bency's tenacity and are inspired by her. Utilizing donations given to us, we have thus decided to provide a grant to Bency of the minimum capital that she requires to rebuild and re-establish her business. In addition to the small financial grant we are giving to Bency, we will continue to mentor Bency and to provide her with technical knowledge and linkages as articulated in our mentoring programme, the best as we can during these trying times.

Lessons from COVID-19: Grow Food

The majority of Ugandans are net-buyers of food. They buy more of the food that they eat than they eat the food that they produce themselves. Even among smallholder farmers, the majority grow food to sell and then buy food to eat. It is no wonder that when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and Uganda took… Continue reading Lessons from COVID-19: Grow Food

The Hoe Does Not Lie

The Baganda, the largest first nation of Uganda, have a saying that: “enkumbi terimba”; which translated into English is: “the hoe does not lie”. The essence of “the hoe does not lie” encapsulates the fact that smallholder farming, moreover, using the handheld hoe, is the major source of food and livelihoods for Ugandans, countrywide. At… Continue reading The Hoe Does Not Lie

Food enhances love in a home

“They would eat the same type of food daily such as cassava and beans but men were not happy to eat it. Whenever women would serve the same kind of food to their husbands who were coming back from drinking sprees, they would tell them to take away their rubbish (food) which had no side… Continue reading Food enhances love in a home