Category: Agricultural Projects

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...

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...