Monday, January 11, 2010

World Watch Visits Project DISC in December 2009.




World Watch Visits Project DISC in December 2009.


Slow food Mukono Convivium in conjunction with Project Disc were proud to host The world watch visitors from Nourishing the planet project.
Danielle and Bernard visited the project Disc school Gardens in December 2009, They were welcomed by Edie Mukiibi and Sserunjogi Rogers in the City of Kampala on 31st November 2009 and later in the morning on 1st December 2009 Edie picked them from Aponye Hotel where they resided while in Uganda.
It takes a 40 – 50 minutes drives from Kampala city where these world watch visitors slept to Project Disc area.
In the morning, The first garden to be visited was Buiga Sunrise pre- school where the two coordinating teachers were met and they joined the world watch visitors to go around all the schools gardens in Mukono.
Abdu ssekumbuge and Noel Nanyunja where part of the tour around the school. Among the school gardens visited include
Buiga Sunrise Pre school where Roger was available with Noel, Zone Leader A, Sir Appolo Kaggwa SS, Nazzigo Seeta primary, St. Kizito Primary, St. Balikuddembe Primary and Secondary, and also Rasa Model Education Centre.


We as the project Coordinators, teachers and students are very proud to see the world Watch Visiting our project; we hope our goal can be reached when we join the hands together with different people around the world. And also we hope our Innovations can be copied all over the country and the world at large to be Food secure in Future.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping in touch is a progress and working together is a success. That’s why we have to keep in touch with the world.

Have a look at some of the Photos during the world watch visit to Project Disc, and Slow Food Mukono Convivium. Go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/41893817@N04/sets/72157622933452538/show/with/4153366532/






Interview with Danielle



















In the collards Gardens









Checking the Highland Soy Bean Garden






Interview with Students





















More Links about project DISC and the visit (Read More

http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/tag/uganda/

http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/cultivating-a-passion-for-agriculture/

http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/conversations-with-farmers-discussing-the-school-garden-with-a-disc-project-student/

http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/how-to-keep-kids-%E2%80%9Ddown-on-the-farm%E2%80%9D/

7 comments:

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  2. Thanks project Disc for the message of social tranformation to the young farmers of the planet but also contributing towards their health ,growth anddevelopment

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  3. Well done for the innovation

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  4. you are all welcome. Many potential food producers turn a blind eye and deaf ear to farming and they opt for simple temporary employment in BODA BODA and vending simply because of the negative attitude they develop with farming during their childhood times. Project DISC came to reshape this and spear head a fundamental Social Transformation in the Arena of young people and Cultivation which has an over all goal to strengthen food Security and Sovereignty among Communities and Improve the Nutrition of young people across the Globe.

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  5. It is really worthwhile promoting innovations vertically. It is an indication of ensuring sustainable agriculture and development in a broader perspective

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  6. The Biggest gap is that most of the extension programmes in Agriculture in Uganda and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are directed to the old and sometimes exhausted or tires farmers and hence neglecting to cropping up generation in rural and urban areas. We are trying to bridge the Gap by creating a net work of young farmers to drive food production to a higher lever. Young people need to learn a lot about the indigenous knowledge and traditional farming methods from their grand parents. here is there opportunity through project DISC.

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Background to project DISC

The participation of students in food production does not only enhance their taste behaviours and nutrition status, but can possibly lead to social transformation. Social conditions are complex and therefore positive attitude towards cultivation should be built within children that will in turn help to reverse the existing food shortages. The fact is that Project DISC aims at engaging School Children and the local youth communities in real life production of Clean, Safe and Fair food through working with schools and communities.