Congregational Agricultural Development Programme (CADeP) 2005 – 2013
Working with congregations in: Kyenjojo, Mukono, Wakiso, Jinja, Masindi, Ntungamo, Kampala, Masaka, Fort Portal, Gulu, Mbarara, Isingiro, Mityana, Kibale, Hoima, Rakai, Nebbi, Moroto, Rukungiri, Moyo,Pallisa, Bushenyi
The Congregational Agricultural Development Programme (CADeP) aims to improve the livelihoods of religious communities by ensuring efficient use of land available to guarantee sustainability, food security and income. Through agricultural training, the programme empowers each of the participants to realise their own development and that of their community. The program support the beneficiaries’ with farm grants i.e. water tanks, farm tools and funding for special projects.
A total of 113 brothers and sisters have undergone the training. All the brothers and sisters of CADeP benefit from a diverse training programme, including soil and water conservation, livestock keeping, crop and livestock husbandry, vegetable growing, food processing, farm record keeping and agro-forestry. The skills and knowledge gained have enabled the trainees to manage resources under their care and make the best use of the available local materials. Since the intervention, a considerable amount of land has been opened up to plant a variety of crops providing the community with sufficient food, even surplus for selling at market. As a result, the trained brothers and sisters have improved nutrition, income and are working towards sustainability within their communities.