Agriculture, Conservation, and Food Security in Uganda

Location: Uganda: Rural Areas

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

https://volunteertherealuganda.com

Plot 130, Jinja Road P.O. Box 637 Mukono, Uganda

Call Us

Phone: +256-782-513140

Description

The Real Uganda's volunteers assist our partners with a variety of agriculture and conservation activities. Because subsistence farming is a way of life in Uganda, efficient agricultural techniques and extra hands help improve the lives of rural Ugandans.

Volunteers work on communal farms. They clear land, prepare soil, plant food crops and trees, weed, harvest, and chase away pests. Volunteer ideas and energy encourages our farmers and eases their work.

Garden tools and training are provided on-site, but volunteers are encouraged to bring appropriate garden boots, gloves, and sun hat.

This is a challenging and rewarding program for volunteers interested in hard work, and learning about food security and the effects of global climate change in developing countries.

Other activities such as women empowerment and primary school teaching may be on offer by the host organization. Volunteers should dig in and try everything. The exchange of ideas and culture is highly valued in Uganda.

Qualifications

- be 18 years or older
- have no major health problems
- be able to walk distances up to 2km daily
- obtain a police check from home country prior to volunteering
- sign a general waiver of liability
- have a positive and outgoing personality

Cost in US$:

$100-300

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

The Real Uganda charges program fees that cover:

• online support while you prepare
• airport pickup
• first night hostel stay
• in-country orientation
• transportation to your placement
• 3 meals of Ugandan food per day
• secure accommodation
• weekend volunteer guesthouse use
• 24 hr supervision, and
• a donation to your host organization.

Besides covering your basic expenses, our fees ensure our partners can do the work their communities request. They also allow us to monitor partner progress, guide and advise current volunteers, and seek new volunteers for work in Uganda.

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Conservation
  • Agriculture
  • Organic Farming
  • Tree Planting
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Application Process Involves
  • Essay
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2-5 days
Year Founded

2005

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