Environment

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:

DEMONSTRATION FARM

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.

Results

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

WILD LIFE EDUCATION CENTRE


The Centre aims to
i) 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.