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Arua District School Garden Project

NilePro Trust Ltd is engaged in school gardens development and promotion in 21 primary schools in Arua District of Uganda (Northern Uganda). The schools gardens are aimed at teaching good agricultural practices to the pupils and demonstrating better farming methods to their parents, so that  food security and household income gaps are addressed through production and marketing.

It is envisaged that food security and livelihoods empowerment through farming will enable parents, communities and schools to offer the children quality education. The parents contribut time and labour . Fourty parents are formed in each school coming from all the villages  of the parish in which the school  is located. They are mobilised to learn from the school garden as a farmer field school (FFS). The same fields are used as school learning centres for pupils. Procceeds from the garden are used to feed the children in school lunch time and this encourages participation, retention and attendance in rural based schools. Some produce are sold to provide other basic needs of the children who are more vulnerable than others.

Where it's at:

Plot 10B Odonga Road, Box 462, Arua

Garden type:

school/youth garden

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Garden beneficiaries:

children and food insecure people

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What this project needs:

expert technical assistance
community garden creation guidance
volunteer labor
fruit trees
gardening books

Project leaders:

Angua Yashin Eric
Avutia Ronald Kizito

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
(207) 956-0606