Category: Agricultural Projects

Kick starting the 2020 vegetable growing seasons
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Kick starting the 2020 vegetable growing seasons

Refresher training by the two CRESS agriculture officers, Julious and Yunia, has recently been conducted in Mijale and Imvepi refugee settlements. This was to kick start the 2020 vegetable growing seasons and, whilst training some new group members, the training focused on key organic techniques namely the making and using of plant-based compost and liquid...

Mary Aciga’s Story with CRESS
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Mary Aciga’s Story with CRESS

Mary is the recently widowed wife of Alex Aciga Rev Alex was a senior leader in the Diocese of Kajo Keji who was killed in a tragic accident at Easter in 2019. This immediately meant all income was stopped for Mary and she became destitute overnight and had to move out of her house which...

Agriculture Trip round-up from Livy Jones
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Agriculture Trip round-up from Livy Jones

Livy Jones travelled out to visit  all the CRESS agriculture projects in the refugee camps in early May. Drought has made the growing of vegetables challenging but they have still been able to produce a good crop of seedlings, with seed donated by CRESS, which are ready for transplanting as soon as the rains begin....

MAF visit to agriculture and RUMPS projects
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MAF visit to agriculture and RUMPS projects

Last week four people from MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship) visited our CRESS agriculture and RUMPS projects in Imvepi Camp. They will be circulating an article in their Spring 2019 Flying for Life magazine and have already published a clip of Pastor Jacob Karaba who is head of the 24 churches of Imvepi Camp speaking about...

CRESS Office repainted & Agricultural Equipment purchased
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CRESS Office repainted & Agricultural Equipment purchased

The CRESS Office has received a much needed new coat of paint inside and out and as I’m sure you will agree now looks very smart. Agricultural Equipment & Training CRESS has also funded knapsack sprayers for each of the agriculture groups. Our set-up for giving to the agriculture groups in the future will centre...

Olivia visits Moyo and meets Mothers Union
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Olivia visits Moyo and meets Mothers Union

Today I was in Moyo a town some four hours from Arua – here there is one CRESS group and this is led by the Leader of the Mothers Union – Cecilia Yango the wife of Bishop Emmanuel Murye the bishop of the Diocese of Kajo Keji. Here they have to “ farm“ in the...

The frustration of water in Africa
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The frustration of water in Africa

Africa can be a frustrating place for many people who live there. One of their frustrations is water. There is either too much or too little. They plan for both scenarios but for vegetable growing water needs to be there always in exactly the right amount. One of Mama Yunia Yango’s groups of vegetable growing...

Olivia receives joyful welcome in Arua
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Olivia receives joyful welcome in Arua

Upon safe arrival in Arua and a joyful welcome at the office. Our party, consisting of myself, Eric the driver, Mama Yunia Yango agriculture project coordinator, Canon Charles discipleship trainer and Alex the office manager travelled to Imvepi camp one and a half hours East of Arua. Imvepi Refugee Camp Imvepi is a part of...

Olivia visits the Kasenge Riverford Organic Centre
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Olivia visits the Kasenge Riverford Organic Centre

Olivia Jones has arrived safely and on her first day in Africa visits the Kasenge Riverford Organic Centre. Spending time with Timothy Njakasi the owner and Director and Sam the centre’s manager. Report from Olivia – Sunday 8th April 2018 With an easy flight over and a fast move through customs I arrived at our guesthouse in the...

Olivia Jones heads out to Uganda
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Olivia Jones heads out to Uganda

My name is Olivia Jones and today I am excited to travel to Northern Uganda to visit the South Sudanese refugees with CRESS. My husband and I retired to the Chalke Valley five years ago and working with our local church I quickly became aware of CRESS and its work in South Sudan. Last year when...