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Agricultural Commercial training Under MASHOLIF Project

A group of 75 youths were trained in principles and practices of commercial crop and animal husbandry at NARO Kamenyamiggo Satellite Station. This training under the MASHOLIF project was aimed at empowering the youth with appropriate knowledge and skills to ably engage in agricultural production.

The head of Agriculture department giving his last remarks on the closure date of the training.

The participants received certificates of attendance which was an indicator that they took time to get the knowledge and the skills in crop and animal commercial practices.

It was a wonderful moment when everyone received a certificate after gaining knowledge from the training.
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Carbon project Caritas MADDO

Over 27 members participated in Carbon project training. The training took two days thus 10th – 11th of September 2019.  Amongst the participants were MADDO staff members, farmers and Lorena stove builders. The training was about the Improved Cook Stoves (ICS) which can both save the environment and provide more fuel for food preparation within the farmers’ households. A lot more technicalities were trained to the participants including the design measurements, building materials of the stove among others. The project is in its planning phase however it expects to have 2000-3000 households using the fuel saving stoves by the year 2020. The project is funded by Austrian development cooperation (Ecotopia & Klimakollelte) through HORIZONT 3000 and it’s to work in districts of Masaka, Kyotera, Rakai and Bukomansimbi.  If the project starts, it will help in reducing carbon in space and this will lead to environmental preservation as the rate at which trees are cut for firewood will be reduced. The consumption rate of firewood is estimated to reduce at about 40% and smoke significantly.

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STRATEGIC PLAN 2018-2023 LAUNCHING

The previous Caritas MADDO strategic Plan (2013-2018) has been successfully evaluated and this lead to a new strategic plan (2018-2023). Gratitude goes to all the stakeholders for the great contribution upon coming up with this new strategic plan. The strategic plan was developed through workshop and subsequent smaller departmental meetings inclusive of different stakeholders. It was launched by the new Vicar General of Masaka Diocese in the presence of MADDO board members, MADDO working group and other stakeholders.

The vicar General Launching the strategic plan 2018-2023
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WORLD DAY OF THE SICK

Caritas MADDO, through its Departments of Health and Welfare made merry this year’s World Day of the Sick organised in Nkoni Parish – Lwengo District. Over one thousand patients were attended to and given free therapeutic health services. There was donating blood, voluntary testing and counseling for HIV/AIDS for at least all the patients, besides the elderly and the most vulnerable persons received basic essential items like; sugar, soap, clothing & food among others.

a huge number turned up for free medication and VCT while others donated blood

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FARMER FIELD DAY

  Caritas MADDO‘s ERI Project funded by HORIZONT3000, organized a Farmer field Day 

in Kyotera District where over 230 participants were exposed to all the activities trained and promoted by the Caritas MADDO and these include establishing kitchen gardens, soil and water conservation structures, waste pits, well managed coffee and banana plantations, tree planting, tree nursery management, animal management, sweet potato silage making and feeding, raising banana tissues in nursery, dish racks, wood saving stoves, water harvesting technologies among others

 ThemeThe youth, be a pillar of the church and nation through working in associations”

Read Report: CARITAS MADDO FARMER FIELD DAY

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TMT Training:

Launching the TMT Training at Brovad Hotel-Masaka

TMT Training:

Strengthening the capacity and retooling Field Extension staff of MADDO in “Entrepreneurship, Technology Transfer and Gender in the Dairy Value Chain.”

TMT Topics:

  1. Dairy Value Chain
  2. Entrepreneurship and farm economics
  3. Training of Trainers
  4. Dairy farm management
  5. Herd improvement, health and fertility

Output:

  1. Participants will know and understand the dairy value chain in MADDO’s milk catchment area.
  2. Participants will be able to develop and operate an appropriate farm management system, including feed planning, pasture management and ratio formulation
  3. Participants will be to develop appropriate milk control systems form hygienic milk production and handling, collection, testing and processing. Critical control points will be identified.
  4. Participants will be equipped with training skills that will be used transfer knowledge to colleagues, community based trainers and dairy farmers
  5. Participants will be to offer technical guidance pertaining group formation and strengthening.
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Fish Farming Project

Kigatto youth group with a huge Cat fish

 

Fish farming sector in Uganda continues to grow faster. Caritas MADDO is being supported by OPAM(Opera di Promozione della Alfabetizzazione nel Mondo) has continued to support the rural poor improve their welfare in nutrition and diversify income sources as well as conserving the environment. Employing sustainable fish farming techniques  i.e Fish ponds the project targets and is working with the unemployed youth and vulnerable households organised in groups that have access to land for fish farming, using sustainable fish farming techniques.

Since the project’s inauguration in May 2016 the first four youth groups are a few months away from harvesting from their fish ponds.

Fish farming as it started in Kalungu and Masaka Districts

 

 

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Cow Project: Handover Ceremony

 As a means to increase the needy household’s incomes and improved nutrition, Caritas MADDO through its Cow Project gave out 128 pregnant cows and another 102 Pass on Gift heifers reared on zero grazing as an income generating activity.

Special thanks go to Micro financing Partners in Africa (MPA)-USA who are financially supporting the rural farmer beneficiaries in Masaka Diocese with a Living Loan

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World Toilet Day

Showing ways how water is contaminated

 

Caritas MADDO organised the World Toilet Day under the theme: Toilet and Jobs. The day’s events started with pupils of five different schools marching through the town streets trying to create awareness for safe water and  sanitation.

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Bicycle Race: Corporate-Social responsibility

Contestants parade at the start point

Dr. OLAF hands over a biclyce and other prizes to the runners up

Dr. Olaf (a development Partner) and a delegation of six from Rostock, Germany arranged a bicycle race to encourage team work among the youths

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