Last Sunday the 15th of April we distributed Two-Bricks Clean Cook Rocket Stoves (2BCCROST) to over 100 women of Bunakijja in Mukono District and Namaliri in Buikwe District. The stoves will help to reduce on the amount of firewood used per day in cooking thus reducing cutting down of trees in communities.
On average, a single family in rural Uganda uses between 20-30 firewood of each 2M long. With the introduction of 2BCCROST, a single family is expected to use a maximum of 5 firewood per day of each 2M long.
Since this kind of stove produces much less smoke, women are going to be saved from illnesses associated with inhering wood burning unhealthy smoke. Continue reading Mass distribution of Clean Cook Rocket Stoves to over 100 women
Wood fuel is a broad term covering both the direct use of wood in cooking and heating, the use of charcoal (both for households and for industrial uses) and also recovered wastes in wood-using industries. While all are important in particular situations in developing countries, the use of wood and charcoal in heating and cooking predominate and are the main energy sources for more than two billion people (Nogueira, et al. 1998; Mather 1990; WEC 1999). Continue reading CHEAP LOCALLY MADE ROCKET STOVES TO HELP REDUCE TREE CUTTING IN UGANDA
The Linked Open Data Workshop in Berlin Germany on 27th to 28th September 2017 was attended by a number of delegates, representatives of different Organisations, academicians, students, policy makers and many others.
The workshop was set out to build participants understanding of combining the technology of globally linked data with the philosophy of free access to information to support the global food security as well as promoting economic and social benefits within agriculture and nutrition sectors.
The goals of this workshop were to;
- Determine data demand and supply
- Exchange failure and success stories
- Discuss on applications and usage (potential and realized)
- Develop options for further actions (political and technical)
Continue reading How wonderful was Linked Open Data Workshop
Access to safe water is fundamental to the development of any community. Safe and reliable water restores hope and unlocks potential. In Uganda, national safe water coverage is estimated at 66% with 42% coverage in rural areas. Over 80% of the population in Uganda live in rural areas and 76% of the rural population receives water from a point water source. These point sources include bore holes and solar pumps that pump water from underground. Continue reading Crystalite UV Water Purifier for Low Resource Settings in Uganda