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Meet Ssozi Javie – the founder Farm4Dev Project

March 11, 2011 Leave a comment

“Rural farming is a climbing step in development. Of course many rural farmers have not fully exploited opportunities that farming presents to them. This is mainly because of the poor methods of farming. Rural Farming for Development will work to empower rural farmers with the relevant skills and information to enable them catch up with the developing world. I strongly believe that this will not only improve food security in their homes but also their income and general livelihood”, Ssozi Javie – project founder.

Ssozi is a citizen journalist and he runs a blog “The African Timer” where he writes about the link between Technology, Education and Development. He is very enthusiastic about ICT for Education, Development and the youth. Through his work with Women of Uganda Network he has closely worked with rural communities, trained women entrepreneurs, farmers, the youth, citizen journalist and women organisations on the role ICT for Development.

Ssozi is also the Founder and Project leader of Rural Farming for Development a project which aims at “Improving food access, income and general livelihood for rural farmers in Uganda.

Ssozi is a member of World SPEED (Students Platform for Engineering Education Development). SPEED supports tomorrow’s leaders in improving their own training to answer the demands placed on graduating engineers.

RWANDA: Improving the Lives of Small-Scale Farmers

August 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IPS

By Aimable Twahirwa

KIGALI, Aug 16, 2010 (IPS) – Joelle Nsamira Kajuga, a female agricultural researcher has a ready answer to describe which modified crop will produce a higher yield, which will be resistant to bacteria, and which will ensure food security and generate a higher turnover for poor small-scale farmers in different regions in Rwanda.

Kajuga’s extensive knowledge of crops comes after a year of researching various modified seed. And now she hopes to implement her scientific findings to improve the lives of rural small-scale farmers in her country.

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