Supporting Community Development via a Practical Technology Center

Status: Stalled

The Daff Society wishes to establish a practical technology center to support community development. Through this center, local CBOs and members of the local community will come to learn new technologies that can be of help to them.

We have advised the community that they need to think internally and not externally. A meeting was recently held with community members and we looked at the local resources available and discussed how best to utilize them. Among these were;

1. Forest - under this it was agreed that a bee-keeping project be initiated. 100 bee hives are needed this year to start this project.

2. Animals - two male goats, improved breeds are required to improve the size of our local breeds as this will increase income. Local chickens and pigs can also be considered here as a prospective source of income.

3. Land - It was noticed that majority of our members are small scale farmers hence there's need to add value to their produce (rice, beans, groundnuts, cow peas, soyabeans, etc). There is a need to acquire simple packaging equipment as this will add value and increase income for an individual farmer and the community at large.

4. Information Center - It was also agreed that an information centre be established within the library, for example, an internet cafe to help us market our produce and for communication purposes.

Tasks

Step 1

StatusTaskRepliesLast replyTime needed
In progressShare Your Ideas for Improving our Agricultural Development Project52011-11-25 22:47
Needs urgent helpcompanies in agro-business 32011-07-20 01:26Two weeks or more

Step 2

StatusTaskRepliesLast replyTime needed
Just startedHelp Secure Books, a Computer, Printer, Tables & Chairs for our Library12010-05-03 21:15
Just startednew seeds for our green house needed42011-05-24 13:55Two weeks or more
Not started yetLukanga North Nursary school construction52013-04-27 09:55Two weeks or more

Step 3

StatusTaskRepliesLast replyTime needed
In progressMpongwe youth resetlement project challenges12011-09-09 19:48Two weeks or more
In progressmore challenges for the youths that needs to be solved52011-09-13 13:53Two weeks or more

General tasks

StatusTaskRepliesLast replyTime needed
Just startedINTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE - Meet the Neighbours12010-12-21 10:10
Needs urgent helphelp us write an innovation business plan to be funded under SIDA42011-05-30 12:52Two weeks or more