Mainstreaming ICT in agriculture to Increase incomes among women for home improvement in households in Tororo district.

name
Mainstreaming ICT in agriculture to Increase incomes among women for home improvement in households in Tororo district.
field of work
Technologies, Sustainable Land Management, Social Engagement
start date
June 6, 2017 
end date
June 6, 2020 
project initiator
country
Uganda
description
According to a 2000 IFAD study under the Gender Strengthening Programme for Eastern and Southern Africa, agriculture is the main source of income for rural households in Uganda. It is also the main occupation of women. Nationwide, 72% of all employed women and 90% of all rural women work in agriculture. Only 53% of rural men do so. Cash crops include coffee, cotton, sugar cane, sunflower and tobacco. Dual-purpose crops, such as banana, beans, cassava, fruits, maize and vegetables, are also grown. Project Objectives: The project is intended to support home improvement to realize the following objectives: a. To install ICT based farming to enhance savings and credit facility to fifty (50) cooperative members, b. To install ten (10) multipurpose rain water harvesting to promote house hold innovations in rain water usage for domestic and drip irrigation for vegetable production c. To construct thirty (30) Eco-friendly cook stoves to increase access to clean energy in households in the project area, d. To construct fifty (50) drying racks in 50 households to promote sanitation in households in the project area, e. To construct 50 hand washing equipment to promote hygiene practices in households in the project area, f. Establish a cooperative farm for women to produce food & cash crops.
we are looking for
financial support, material support, expertise, publicity/visibility, This project is seeking financial and expertise support through implemenation.
link
video link
https://www.facebook.com/Foundation-for-Rural-Housing-FHSE-UGANDA-240838215946239
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