Welding apprenticeships

Our Rural Development Innovation Programme has officially launched this month! Please support our work by making a donation in support of "WELDING APPRENTICESHIPS FOR 25 YOUTH IN PADER." WE ARE TARGETING TO RAISE 10 M (TEN MILLION SHILLINGS) to enable us equip our Pader Artisanal Centre with the necessary machines and equipment so that Rural… Continue reading Welding apprenticeships

J. E. Okello among COVID-19 inspired innovators

The COVID-19 pandemic induced lock-downs during 2019 to 2021 reminded us of the importance of artisanal livelihoods. I am among those who chose to innovate and to learn an artisanal skill during the lock-downs. I, a university graduate, humbled myself and sought an apprenticeship with a well-established welder in a rural trading centre. On learning… Continue reading J. E. Okello among COVID-19 inspired innovators

Grow Hibiscus Sabdariffa and other high value crops for your good health and wealth

Ms. Norah Mukebezi Opiio spreading freshly harvested calyces of Hibiscus Sabdariffa to dry. Ms. Norah Mukebezi Opiio is an out-grower for hibiscus sabdariffa for Alinga Farms. She lives in Pallisa County in Pallisa District in Eastern Uganda. Alinga Farms, a Social Enterprise that is located in Kadoki Village, Akadot Parish, Pallisa Sub-County in Pallisa District, is… Continue reading Grow Hibiscus Sabdariffa and other high value crops for your good health and wealth


We sold our sorghum at 700 shillings per kilogram when other farmers in our area sold theirs at only 500 shillings per kilogram. Par Pi Ocan Farmer Field School (FFS) group comprises of 30 farmers (10 men and 20 women) who came together in 2009 to work as a group and to help each other.… Continue reading COLLECTIVE MARKETING FOR SMALL HOLDER FARMERS A SOLUTION FOR IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS


Hon. Rebecca Otengo - Minister of State for Northern Uganda – paid a visit to a project that was implemented by CPAR Uganda in Agago. The Project: “Improving Food Security and Agricultural Livelihoods of War Affected Communities” was supported under the Government of Uganda’s Agricultural Livelihoods Recovery Programme (ALREP) that was funded by the European… Continue reading THE GOVERNMENT MINISTER SAYS GREAT WORK!

Farmers First

Farmers First was a five-year programme (May 2009 to June 2014) and was designed to improve and diversify the on-farm production of rural farming households in four African countries, including Uganda. At its core was a series of activities designed to expand the choices and opportunities for farmers to engage in and to lead competitive… Continue reading Farmers First