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PACHEDO

Skills Development Facility (SDF) Project

It brings me great joy to communicate that PACHEDO in partnership with private sector foundation Uganda implemented skills development facility project to improve skills for small holder farmers and Agro Processors in quality maize and rice production processing for business employable skills.


PACHEDO trainers conducted mobilization and training of 125 smallholder (34 males and 93 females) on recommended land preparation methods and technologies for quality maize and rice production including soil and water conservation in Bungatira Sub-county –Gulu District.

PACHEDO trainers trained 125 farmers (34 males and 93 females) on Good Agronomic Practices (GAP) / Farming as Business (FaaB) practices for maize and rice in Bungatira Gulu District. The GAP / FaaB training conducted covered the main areas of; enterprise selection, benefits of investing together as a group, benefits of processing and selling together, record keeping, proper farm planning, site selection, seed bed preparation, seed rate planting/crop spacing and fertilizer use.

The District Agricultural department officials were involved in the trainings of the farmers conducted at the fields of respective farmer group model farmers/farmer field School. Demonstration gardens were set up at each of the model farmer field school for purposes learning reference for all the farmers. These demos were prepared and are ready to receive the improved seeds (maize, and rice) to be supplied by NASECO Seed Company.

PACHEDO trainers mobilized and conducted training of 15 operators and proprietors (owners) on Agro processing machine operations (Various types of millers, hullers, and combined seed cleaner) including first aid in Bungatira Sub-county –Gulu District.

Training of machine operators and proprietors was a two-day activity that brought together 15 trainees in total, 10 operators and 5 proprietors. The training was conducted by the trainers and it was practical in nature and it aimed at skills improvement of the targeted beneficiaries. A total of 15 trainees (10 machine operators and 5 proprietors/owners) and all of them were males. The training content included tools, identification and their usage, identification of engines, workshop precautions, safety and rules, engine operation and maintenance, spanner torqueing and troubleshooting.