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The East African : Nov 24th 2014
NOVEMBER 22-28, 2014 The EastAfrican 5PH ICAD DAY Special advertising section 11 FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Ta≥get G≥oups of IN&D • The academicians in institutions of highe≥ lea≥ning and ≥esea≥ch institutes, • The Gove≥nment depa≥tments whe≥e info≥mation can facilitate planning, decision making and implementation fo≥ pove≥ty ≥eduction and development, • The Extension wo≥ke≥s who t≥ain and facilitate the community membe≥s and facilitate implementation in pove≥ty ≥eduction and development, • The Communities whe≥e the info≥mation facilitate p≥ope≥ p≥oject fo≥mulation and implementation fo≥ pove≥ty ≥eduction and development. • The public in gene≥al. KENYA COUNTRY OFFICE The Community Empowe≥ment p≥og≥amme (CEP) has been implemented in Ka≥iandusi selected model site a≥ea of Gilgil Dist≥ict, Naku≥u County. The a≥ea is semi-a≥id cha≥acte≥ized by wate≥ sho≥tages, poo≥ fa≥ming p≥actices, low fa≥m p≥oduction, diminishing alte≥native livelihood oppo≥tunities and food insecu≥ity. The CEP inte≥ventions ta≥geted six villages; Majimoto, Kihonge, Kanyawa, Ngong, Eka Tano and View Point. The inte≥ventions we≥e designed to enhance household food secu≥ity, pove≥ty ≥eduction and income gene≥ation th≥ough integ≥ated i≥≥igation fa≥ming, wate≥ ha≥vesting and management and livestock p≥oduction as key themes identified th≥ough pa≥ticipato≥y app≥oach to mitigate identified challenges and imp≥ove community livelihoods ≥esilience. The In-Count≥y T≥aining The In-Count≥y T≥aining (ICT) has ta≥geted value addition of selected fa≥m p≥oducts and ente≥p≥ises benefiting fa≥me≥s ≥andomly selected f≥om di≠e≥ent pa≥ts of Kenya. Ove≥ 200 fa≥me≥s have benefitted including 20 fa≥me≥s f≥om Makuweni, Kitui and Machakos who we≥e t≥ained on value addition this yea≥. Beneficia≥ies of the t≥aining gained skills and knowledge and a≥e cu≥≥ently able to package, label, sto≥e and c≥eate p≥oduct ma≥ket di≠e≥entiation and imp≥ove ma≥ket competitiveness. The value added p≥oducts have imp≥oved food secu≥ity fo≥ the t≥ainees and also c≥eated sou≥ce of ≥u≥al employment and alte≥native income gene≥ation fo≥ fa≥ming families. Dr Alice Kamau, Country Director Kenya Ken ton Unive≥sity as a host institution in, Naku≥u - Kenya. The activities implemented by the KCO cont≥ibute di≥ectly to seve≥al millennium development goals as well as Kenya’s vision 2030. - E≥adication of Pove≥ty The Community Empowe≥ment P≥og≥am (CEP) has been implemented in Ka≥iandusi selected model site a≥ea of Gilgil Dist≥ict, Naku≥u County. Some of the co≥e activities implemented include: • • • Integ≥ated I≥≥igation Fa≥ming Livestock P≥oduction App≥op≥iate fa≥ming methods • Const≥uction of wate≥ ha≥vesting and sto≥age facilities such as dams and pans Imp≥oved c≥op p≥oduction • - P≥omotion of gende≥ equality & empowe≥ment of women: Th≥ee Ru≥al Women Empowe≥ment T≥aining cou≥ses have been held. The most ≥ecent one was held in Decembe≥ 2013 in Mogotio, Ba≥ingo County. It add≥essed the following co≥e a≥eas: • Gende≥ and legal awa≥eness t≥aining • Business//Ent≥ep≥eneu≥ship skills • Value Addition / Food P≥ocessing • Combating HIV/AIDS C≥op and Livestock p≥oduction G≥oup management , Savings and C≥edit Management - The Kenya Count≥y Office conducted a G≥ass≥oots T≥aining Cou≥se in Naku≥u County on “Establishment of Kitchen Ga≥dens and P≥oduction of Vegetables App≥op≥iate fo≥ People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)”. In addition, a numbe≥ of cou≥ses have been conducted unde≥ Ru≥al Women Empowe≥ment t≥aining to combat HIV/AIDS in Ba≥ingo County. The key a≥eas of focus a≥e listed below: • Health and Home Ca≥e management • Nut≥ition fo≥ HIV/AIDS infected and affected Community Empowe≥ment p≥og≥amme (CEP) The Knowledge and Technology Dissemination P≥og≥amme (KTDP) The KTDP activities have focused on ≥esto≥ation of cassava c≥op p≥oduction as d≥ought ≥esistant food c≥op fo≥ ≥u≥al communities in Rongo. The bulking of TMS cassava va≥ieties ≥esistant to cassava mosaic vi≥us (CMV) has p≥omised ta≥geted communities in Rongo to ≥esto≥e thei≥ staple c≥op which had initially succumbed to p≥evalence of the disease in Weste≥n and Nyanza ≥egions leaving them vulne≥able to food insecu≥ity. Ove≥ 50 pilot households have benefitted f≥om the initiative and a≥e expected afte≥ bulking to p≥ovide clean planting mate≥ials to thei≥ neighbou≥s to scale-up the p≥oject the≥efo≥e ≥eplacing cassava va≥ieties with imp≥oved ≥esistant and p≥oductive va≥iety. In addition, ta≥get communities we≥e t≥ained on p≥ocessing/value addition and ma≥keting of cassava The Tanzania Count≥y office (TCO) is located at Sokoine Unive≥sity in Mo≥ogo≥o, Tanzania. Its mandate is in line with one of the p≥incipal objective of Tanzania’s vision 2025 of attaining high quality livelihood. TCO has implemented a numbe≥ of activities in the ≥ecent past. In 2013, TCO conducted the sixth In-count≥y T≥aining on Ente≥p≥ise development du≥ing which twenty nine small scale ent≥ep≥eneu≥s we≥e t≥ained on va≥ious aspects of business development and management. The cou≥se was aimed at building capacity of pa≥ticipants in p≥actical skills in ente≥p≥ise development in o≥de≥ to get imp≥oved sales and p≥ofitability so as to achieve inc≥eased income and pove≥ty ≥eduction th≥ough maximized sales and gene≥al output. In 2013, TCO conducted the Sixth in-count≥y t≥aining cou≥se on Value addition and Ag≥op≥ocessing in Kilosa Dist≥ict-Mo≥ogo≥o ≥egion. The cou≥se ta≥geted smallholde≥ fa≥me≥s especially those who a≥e engaged in sweet potato p≥oduction and small-scale Ag≥o-based ent≥ep≥eneu≥s. Thi≥ty pa≥ticipants of the cou≥se we≥e d≥awn f≥om two villages i.e. Mtumbatu and Kiegeya in Kilosa Dist≥ict. These villages a≥e famous fo≥ sweet potato p≥oduction and othe≥ c≥ops such as Maize, Sunflowe≥, Beans, Soy beans and Tomatoes. The cou≥se enhanced competitiveness and p≥ofitability of value added p≥oducts th≥ough capacity building of small scale ag≥o-based ent≥ep≥eneu≥s. AICAD Ex-t≥ainees displaying value added p≥oducts at Nanenane Fa≥me≥s› Ag≥icultu≥al Exhibitions, 2014 The Resea≥ch and Development (R&D) initiatives in Uganda have been in a≥eas of integ≥ated wate≥ ≥esou≥ces management, nut≥ition, imp≥oved p≥oduction p≥actices and waste management. One of the ongoing ≥esea≥ch p≥ojects entitled ‘P≥omoting the System fo≥ Rice Intensification at small holde≥ level in Easte≥n Uganda’ being led by Busitema Unive≥sity, seeks to make a cont≥ibution to ≥ice fa≥ming in Uganda a c≥op that has been ≥ecognized fo≥ its potential in imp≥oving both household income and food secu≥ity. T≥aining and Extension (T&E) inte≥ventions in Uganda have included imp≥oved ag≥icultu≥al p≥oduction, I≥≥igation and Wate≥ Resou≥ces Management, Ente≥p≥ise Development, Value Addition (VA), Ru≥al Women Empowe≥ment, and Expo≥t of Comme≥cial C≥afts The Minister for Industries and Trade Hon. Dr. Abdallah Omary Kigoda (Centerwith a tie) at the AICAD stall during Nanenane Farmers’ Agriculture Exhibitions, 2013 Community Empowe≥ment P≥og≥amme (CEP) This is exemplified by HTK Mama Kwanza women g≥oup which is unde≥ the Community Empowe≥ment P≥og≥amme in Kibaha Dist≥ict, Coast ≥egion. Unde≥ this p≥og≥amme, HTK Mama Kwanza was suppo≥ted with th≥ee food p≥ocessing machines fo≥ Juice ext≥action, G≥ain milling and Spice g≥inding. HTK mama Kwanza g≥oup was also suppo≥ted with the installation of machines and t≥ainings on how to ope≥ate the machines and p≥ocessing of diffe≥ent types of juices, nut≥itious flou≥, and spices. As a st≥ategy fo≥ publicity, sha≥ing expe≥ience, knowledge and technology dissemination fo≥ pove≥ty ≥eduction, TCO pa≥ticipated in Fa≥me≥s’ Ag≥icultu≥al Exhibitions famously known as Nanenane Ag≥icultu≥al show. Roof and run-off water Harvesting demonstration at Kariandusi-Gilgil (AICAD-CEP Project p≥oducts TANZANIA COUNTRY OFFICE UGANDACOUNTRY OFFICE The Uganda Count≥y office is located at Make≥e≥e Unive≥sity in Kampala, Uganda. AICAD in Uganda has linked communities, local gove≥nments and Civil Society O≥ganisations in ove≥ 25 dist≥icts including; Kampala, Mpigi, Nakasongola, Masaka, Rakai, Kali≥o, Kayunga, Mityana, Wakiso, and Sembabule, in Cent≥al, Kamuli, Iganga, Manafa, Mbale, To≥o≥o, Busia, Si≥onko, Kumi, So≥oti, and Bugi≥i in the East, Kaba≥ole, Mba≥a≥a,Kyenjojo, and Ntungamo in the West, and Gulu and Li≥a in the No≥th. Value Addition T≥ainees display confectione≥y p≥oducts made du≥ing the 6th-Value Addition T≥aining at KARI UG Prof Bendantunguka Tiisekwa Country Director Wobulenzi T≥ainee demonst≥ating mixing of poult≥y feeds A Success Sto≥y M≥s. Hadija Nandooli a small holde≥ fa≥me≥ f≥om Kiwanda village in Gomba dist≥ict, who had p≥eviously been depending on t≥aditional g≥owing of bananas, maize, beans, cassava and sweet potatoes fo≥ domestic consumption is one of AICAD’s t≥ainings beneficia≥ies whose life has been t≥ansfo≥med by Value addition. Following t≥aining by AICAD in Mubende dist≥ict, she specialized in making Namusayi (a local te≥m fo≥ blood) a he≥bal sy≥up which she ext≥acts f≥om the ≥ed hibiscus plant. This sy≥up has p≥oved to be ve≥y effective against anemia, lung infections, skin diseases and imp≥ovement of gene≥al body health. Hadija now owns one ac≥e hibiscus ga≥den f≥om whe≥e she gets the flowe≥s fo≥ making the sy≥up. She ≥ents a shop in Gomba town whe≥e she sells an ave≥age of 200 lit≥es of the sy≥up pe≥ month giving he≥ an income of one million shillings (US $ 400). Using the savings f≥om sale of the sy≥up, Hadija is now able to cate≥ fo≥ he≥ family’s needs including school fees fo≥ he≥ child≥en. She has also pu≥chased the shop she was ≥enting initially, acqui≥ed anothe≥ building within the t≥ading cente≥ and is cu≥≥ently const≥ucting a ≥esidential house all f≥om sales of hibiscus sy≥up. The UOA which seek to link knowledge to application within communities includes ≥esea≥ch suppo≥t fo≥ unive≥sities to adapt knowledge and technology fo≥ utilization in and capacity enhancement of communities. Gulu Unive≥sity is one of the public unive≥sities whose community out≥each inte≥ventions have imp≥oved livelihoods of some small holde≥ fa≥ming households th≥ough ag≥ibusiness and ent≥ep≥eneu≥ship development skills. This was done by linking students who had been p≥epa≥ed fo≥ this inte≥vention, to fa≥me≥s o≥ganized in th≥ee g≥oups. Following this out≥each initiative, West Acholi Integ≥ated Fish Fa≥me≥s Coope≥ative society was fo≥med afte≥ one of the th≥ee t≥ained g≥oups mobilized mo≥e g≥oups. The coope≥ative has enabled collective ma≥keting of fish fo≥ both local and South Sudan ma≥ket and also const≥ucted a fish ma≥keting cente≥ at Layibi Gulu, whe≥e they ma≥ket thei≥ fish p≥oducts.
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