Category: Agricultural Projects

Agriculture groups
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Agriculture groups

Some lovely photos from the groups we thought we could share with you! Most agriculture groups have already transplanted their vegetables to the main beds although it has been very dry. Julius writes: A challenge we are experiencing is the inconsistency of rains in the area. Rains have not been sufficient enough. For the whole...

Pastors receive agriculture training
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Pastors receive agriculture training

After so many of us joined with the Chalke Valley Churches as they worshipped on Advent Sunday with the South Sudanese refugees in Impevi Refugee Settlement, CRESS wanted to find a way of helping the pastors of the DOL (Diocese of Liwolo) increase their food supply. Last year the World Food Programme which distributes food...

An intense round of agriculture refresher training
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An intense round of agriculture refresher training

The last month has seen the agriculture team and office manager engage in an intense round of refresher training. This consisted of three rounds of group training, each of three days duration. There were a total of 258 participants which constitute 80% of all current savings group members involved in vegetable production. Training messages focused...

Gardens at the DOL office, Arua and clinic, Mijale
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Gardens at the DOL office, Arua and clinic, Mijale

Part of the plan to make the projects of CRESS in Uganda more sustainable is to utilise the garden spaces around the office and clinic to produce food for the staff. Our monthly report from DOL share that: “We have planted more pineapple suckers in our office garden. 105 newly planted suckers and 26 planted earlier,...

Papayas are growing in Matu
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Papayas are growing in Matu

The Agriculture team visited two families in Matu who benefited from papaya fruit vegetables. These two members are Apollo Abe, a member who joined Hope Group 2 (Matu), to support the women agriculture group members. Two of his papayas are doing well and one has started giving fruits. It’s so amazing that within 4 months,...

CRESS plants 1000 Trees
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CRESS plants 1000 Trees

This last rainy season has been a significant time for CRESS as, for the first time, eight of the original farmer groups have planted over a 1000 trees distributed via the CRESS Agriculture program. Planting has started with 524 papaya and 516 mango seedlings. After distribution to the farmers, agriculture officers Julious and Yunia gave...

Agriculture Equipment Donation Impact
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Agriculture Equipment Donation Impact

With a special thanks from Olivia Jones CRESS’ Agricultural Advisor here in the UK, we would like to let you know the impact of the newly donated tools and equipment is having with the refugee farmers in Uganda. Update from Uganda The impact of equipment donations is fundamental to the African farmer, especially when those...

Agriculture Update
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Agriculture Update

With the support of CRESS the agriculture department in the Diocese of Liwolo has been able to achieve a huge amount in July as easing lockdown has allowed agricultural work to continue: Collected MEL (Monotoring, Evaluation and Learning) data from the original 8 agriculture/savings groups, as well as success stories from some few members both...

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...