Training Offered

URDT has developed courses for farmers, youth, women, artisan, and staff of development agents. These include:

      1. Rural farming for business. The course is for farmers and youth who dropped out of school. Aims: To create a critical mass of rural entrepreneurs who contribute significantly to the rural economy, have integrity and the capacity to improve their own situation, create their own jobs and practice good citizenship.



    1.  Sustainable agriculture and Farmers’ institutions development training
      Aim: To establish farm entrepreneurs and farmers’ cooperates and link them to regional markets and international Fair Trade arrangements. URDT uses its 50-acre demonstration farm and the model farms of its students to train both male and female farmers in a holistic view on farming. This includes sessions on high-value cash crops, sustainable agricultural, appropriate technologies, entrepreneurship, farming as a business, family cooperation, food security, environmental management, value addition, organic farming, storage, and marketing.
    2. Non-formal vocational skills training
      Aim: To facilitate the youth to have direct employable skills that they can apply in a rural setting to generate income.
    3. Non-formal entrepreneurship training for artisans
      • to train the youth in refurbishing different types of used tools and equipment for the fabrication of farm tools and domestic items;
      • to provide tools to artisan youth with the support from Tools for Self Reliance (UK) and Derde Wereld Werkplaats (the Netherlands);
      • to train the youth and trainers to learn to repair sewing and knitting machine.
    4. Appropriate technologies training
      To equip the youth and women with skills and marketing strategies to develop and distribute rural technologies especially those that deal with climate change. The course includes; Gender and technology, simple irrigation systems, water harvesting solar electricity, fruit solar dryers; food processing and construction of charcoal fridges.
    5. Development agencies training in:
      • A gendered outlook of HIV/AIDS
      • Human Rights Based Approach to Programming
      • Visionary Leadership
      • Community Action Planning
      • Technologies for Creating
      • Sustainable Rural Development

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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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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