Community Enterprises Development Organisation is an agro-enterprise development organisation that seeks to develop the production and marketing capacity of the local communities. The organisation is working on self-help principle and is endeavoring to overcome the effect of poverty, HIV/AIDs by improving food availability, incomes and building institutional capacities of community groups in the agricultural sector.
CEDO is a registered non-governmental organisation No 3375 which was started in August 2000 by Ugandan employees and partners of the Irish Foundation for Co-operative Development (IFCD). The aim of this organisation is to continue the work/activities that IFCD has been performing in Masaka and Rakai districts since 1994 and any other developmental activities.
To improve agricultural production, food security and incomes of farmers and vulnerable groups in south western Uganda through capacity building, improved access to credit, appropriate agricultural technologies, value addition and collective marketing.Read More
Developing and Develivering Biofortified Crops(DDBC). This project assesses a strategy for addressing micronutrient malnutrition in Uganda through the dissemination of two biofortified crops: high-vitamin A orange sweet potato and high-iron beans.
Sustainable Enterprises for Trade Engagement(SENTE) helping farmers to increase agricultural productivity, aiding in the protection of the environment, facilitating the collection and provision of vital agricultural information through use of mobile phones.
In an ongoing collaboration between IFPRI and HarvestPlus, this project assessed a strategy for addressing micronutrient malnutrition in Uganda through the dissemination of two biofortified crops: high-vitamin A orange sweet potato and high-iron beans. Building on past projects Reaching End Users and Sustainability of Impact: Biofortification in Uganda, this new phase entails large-scale distribution of the crops along with nutrition information and marketing campaigns. Funded by USAID’s Feed the Future initiative, this project provided an opportunity to learn what strategies for dissemination of planting material, trainings, and information campaigns are most cost-effective at encouraging sustainable adoption and diffusion of these crops in Uganda in order to increase local consumption of vitamin A and iron. This study had the following objectives:
LWR supported three farmer organizations CEDO(Lead Organisation), SWEPCU and WEBCOFCU between 2014-2017 through the SENTE Project to engage in beans, maize and coffee value chains. The project implemented in Masaka, Kalungu, Rakai, Lyantonde, Lwengo and Sembabule districts and targeted 17,344 farmers. The goal of the project was to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Uganda through sustainable agriculture. The strategic objective was that targeted smallholder bean, coffee, and maize farmers of the greater Masaka area increase their incomes from marketing their cash crops, with the following objectives.
SENTE Project operated on an Information Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) backbone which involved using Information Communications Technology (ICT) to solve problems and improve people’s quality of life by accelerating stages of development. In this way, A smart mobile phone and the internet that allow people(Village Agents) to more easily connect with each other and use tools to share important agricultural information, helping farmers to increase agricultural productivity, aiding in the protection of the environment and facilitating field data collection and provision of market prices, weather forecast information.
We organise farmer groups and create awareness about contract farming.
Facilitate the production process by providing extension service, training in collective production and marketing.
The Map shows areas/districts within which CEDO carries out its operations. Currently, we work in Uganda, Africa. These are the districts we operate in:
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Commmnity Enterprises Development OrganisationKalisizo,
P.O Box 246, Kyotera Uganda