URDT’s holistic and integrated approach to development includes raising environmental consciousness and adherence to the Earth Charter. 

URDT believes that the natural environment needs to be protected. It provides livelihood and food security for the poor. Therefore, environmental security is a human right. 

URDT gives training in and advocates for appropriate environmental management and sustainable agriculture.

This is done through:


URDT’s demonstration farm in Kagadi, Kibaale District has provided a learning place for many people in Uganda.

The farm demonstrations include:

  • a green house, bio gas, micro irrigation system, sustainable vegetable gardening, liquid manure and organic pesticide formulations, double dug beds, nine maize hole, sack gardening, and water harvesting technologies for micro irrigation.

Agronomic practices and extension service include in the production of:

  • grains, colonial coffee, bananas, chili, tomatoes, onions, cabbages, fruits, apiary and animal husbandry practices on cattle, piggery, goats and poultry
  • value chain management and value addition

Collaborative research includes:

  • organic long staple cotton, disease resistant cassava varieties and legumes in partnership with NARO, AFRRI and AGRO ECO.


On annual basis the farm receives over 20 farmers groups, 40 government officials, 50 delegates from other countries and at least 20 schools to learn the different sustainable and appropriate farming technologies.
Visitors who toured the farm included Hon Prime Minister Mbabazi; Gen Elly Tumwine; Executive Director NAADS Dr. Nadhi


The Centre aims to
promote respect for the environment and ii) educate rural community members on the importance of wild life in sustainable development.
This is a project in progress.


The Uganda Project Film to be shown
on NBS on 3rd June 2019 after the 9 news.
This is a film by Robert Fritz, on the new
direction in world development.

URDT extends Cervical Cancer
Screening services to the called hard
to reach areas in Kagadi District
Ndaiga Sub County.

URDT held a board of
directors and senior management
retreat from 6th – 7th/Feb/2019.

URDT-ARU holds a staff
conference with the aim of
orienting staff on the core
principles of the organization

URDT institute graduates are
championing entrepreneurship in
the communities

Graduates urged to seek
self-employment during
the African Rural University
4th Graduation ceremony

African rural university
Students clean Kagadi town
streets and market in a move
to keep the Town Council clean

Robert Fritz
Trains Over 200 URDT Staff and
Community Leaders on Visionary
Leadership at URDT

URDT Cervical Cancer project Launched
in Kagadi on the 26th January 2018 at URDT

The government of Uganda praises URDT
for transforming the youth and the country

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Upcoming Major Events


  • Launch of KKC TV at the media house.

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URDT and ARU Management has held its Staff Conference for 2019
URDT Institute Students during their Welding classes
Institute Hands on
Institute Hands on
View of URDT Campus
Our Campus
Our Campus
Cervical cancer project
Training Cervical cancer nurses
Training Cervical cancer nurses
pupils in their farms
Pupil Managed School Farm
Pupil Managed School Farm
URDT embraces culture
Cultural Asset center
Cultural Asset center
KKCR Acts as a forum for participation and information sharing for rural transformation
Information Sharing by KKC Radio
Information Sharing by KKC Radio
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