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Wabiduku Peri-Urban Agricultural (Wapa) Project


Contact:
Sylvia Baluka Angubua
sylviaangubua@yahoo.co.uk

On this web page, we have placed the Table of Contents, the Executive Summary, the Background of Applicant Organization and a Summary of the Project Activities from the paper. The complete proposal can be downloaded here. (183K Word.doc) Wabiduku Peri-Urban Agricultural (Wapa) Project


Table Of Contents

Execuitive Summary
Background Of Applicant Oranization
Organizational Chart
Board Of Trustees (Bot)
Background To The Problem
Problem Statement
Justification
Objectives
Description Of The Project Neighborhood
A Summary Of The Project Activities
Activity Plan / Budget
Sustainability
Expected Outputs / Impact On The Community

Executive Summary

The project will be implemented in 3 zones namely; Wabiduku, Kinyarwanda and Balintuma that make up the slum area in Kiwatule parish. The project goal is to enhance productivity of food crops and animal production units that provide livelihood for the target population and green the Kiwatule trading centre and road sides by establishing new and maintaining existing flower gardens.

The interventions will be aimed at; food security and nutrition improvement of the target beneficiaries, environmental protection through the greening effect of urban agriculture, waste management by recycling garbage into compost manure and improving soil fertility and enhance productivity of urban and peri-urban agriculture, and identifying and developing sustainable markets for urban agriculture outputs.


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Background Of Applicant Organization

Palma Community Services Initiative (PACIS) Uganda is an indigenous, non-profit making organization, in Kiwatule Parish, Nakawa division, Kampala district, Uganda. Kiwatule parish is situated in a remote suburb of Kampala. It encounters problems common to slum areas such as unemployment, drug abuse, poor sanitation and associated diseases, prostitution, pet-thieves, high prevalence of HIV / AIDS, to mention but a few.

The aim is to reach the communities with the inlacking social services so as to empower the people in bettering their lives. The very essence for the existence of PACIS Uganda is to reach peri-urban poor communities with basic essential services.

This will be achieved through the following activities: food security and nutrition, family empowerment, health and sanitation and prevention of prostitution and drug abuse and HIV / AIDS prevention and care and educational support for orphans and vulnerable youth, networking and advocacy.


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A Summary Of The Project Activities

The initial stage will involve forming working committees among the target beneficiaries. The leaders of these committees, local council one executive and the project staff will visit households within target areas to mobilize people for community meetings.

These will provide a basis for forming urban farmers' associations or cooperatives for input resources mobilization and collective transportation and or marketing of their produce.

The project will buy seeds, seedlings, and cuttings for demonstrating to member groups so that each member gains the skills and knowledge to set up their own gardens at home.

The project will liaise with town council authorities to create flower gardens and improve the existing ones so as to give a green and more beautiful appearance.

The other major activity will involve collecting household garbage and prepare compost manure at identified sites for demonstration purposes.

The project will carry out market development: project staff will visit and recruit hotels, big supermarkets, schools, prisons, hospitals, colleges and or universities to provide readily available and stable market for urban agriculture cooperative societies.


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PACIS UGANDA's SLOGAN

"SAVE A COIN”

PACIS UGANDA's VISION

The Vision of PACIS Uganda is to Foster Better Livelihoods, Healthier Families, Prosperous Businesses and Progressive Communities.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of PACIS Uganda is to Empower Individuals, Households and Communities to Fight Urban Poverty.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of PACIS UGANDA are as follows:-





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Updated May 9, 2007

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