The project supports farmers to create simple agricultural tools to enhance farm productivity and save labour 18 facilitators, 4 district coordinators and 1 manager were recruited and trained to implement the project activities. This project is running in the following districts around Uganda: Pallisa and Soroti districts in eastern Uganda, Mpigi and Sembabule districts in central Uganda, Rukungiri and Isingiro district in western Uganda and finally Amuria and Alebtong in northern of Uganda.
SOME OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE: · 18 facilitators, 4 district coordinators and one project manager were recruited and trained to implement the activities within the project duration.
· 18 farmer groups from the 9 CCB project districts have already been identified with a total number of 720 participants to benefit from the group training.
· More than half of the total number of trained farmers in the pre-training exercise in the districts of Kamuli and Nakasongola have been able to make their own early versions (prototype) of the different technologies.
· Three quarters of the trained farmers skills have been developed, especially in working with wood and metal.
· Communities have been sensitised on the use of appropriate and affordable technologies
“ It is high time we started saving our money that the machine people (maize shelling machines) have been charging us," Mr. Kakuuma Jackson from Kamuli district, said after he had personally made a hand-held maize sheller.