Uganda: Micro-Gardening Project Takes Off!


CARP students studying Agricultural and Rural Innovation at the Makerere University gathered to kick-off the “Micro-Gardening Project” at the Uganda Peace Embassy on March 26, 2016 under the guidance of the Makerere University CARP Chapter Leader, Mr. Alinaitwe Cleofash.

This project was organized after the seminar with the theme, “Understanding leadership towards environmental changes in building world peace” that was held 2 weeks prior. After the discussion, participants came to the conclusion that one way that they could make a positive impact on the environment was to start up sustainable projects such as micro-gardening to address climate change and food security.

Ten students participated in the “Micro-Gardening Project”, eight of whom decided to participate in CARP activities after hearing about its activities. 

Vice President of CARP Uganda, Mr. Kyalo Ivan gave a short introduction explaining the vision, mission and strategy for this project. Then the students jumped right into the first stage of the project: setting the bed of tomatoes.

Students were very inspired by this project and many officially signed up to become regular members of CARP. One participant shared, “It was a great and amazing experience because it opened up a practical world for my life.” The participants left feeling accomplished and agreed to return in 3 weeks for the next stage: setting up the stakes and transplanting the seedlings.