A community where the poor and marginalized are empowered to overcome poverty.

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CEDO BACKGROUND

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.


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CEDO Core Values
  1. We exist to serve the interests of all our clients/beneficiaries
  2. We are advocates of participatory development
  3. We foster team work, we believe in mutual knowledge, mutual trust, mutual respect and mutual help
  4. We value open and clear communication among ourselves and with others
  5. We treasure accountability and transparency
  6. We are advocates of equity and equality
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CEDO Mission

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.

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Our Objectives
  1. To strengthen the productive and marketing capacity of individuals and groups engaged in the formal and informal co-operative sectors
  2. To avail disease resistant/high yielding seeds and planting materials in project area
  3. To encourage diversification and promotion of income generating activities
  4. To raise the nutritional status of families affected by HIV/AIDS
  5. To harmonize the activities and programmes of CEDO and other NGOs
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Latest Community Projects


CEDO DREAMS/RHSP

Determined, Resilent, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe(DREAMS). Adolescent Girls Young Women(AGYWs) are supported to learn and implement agriculture-based, animal husbandary Income Generating Activities(IGAs) of their choice as guided by RHSP.

CEDO DDBC/HarvetPlus

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.

CEDO SENTE/LWR

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.

CEDO DREAMS/RHSP

Determined, Resilent, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe(DREAMS).
  • Support Adolescent Girls Young Women(AGYWs) to learn and implement agriculture-based, animal husbandary Income Generating Activities(IGAs) of their choice as guided by RHSP.
  • To collect data on processes and outputs of the program using tools agreed upon with RHSP.
  • To link AGYWs to other core elements of the the DREAMS program including HIV prevention education, HIV testing services, access to appropriate contraceptive methods, screening for sexually transmitted infections infections and treatment, post-violence care, parenting and care giver programs and social protection approaches.

CEDO DDBC/HarvetPlus

Developing and Develivering Biofortified Crops(DDBC).

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:

  1. Help design strategies to encourage broad diffusion of these crops and measure aggregate diffusion of the project,
  2. Compare these strategies’ costs and impacts on adoption, diffusion, and nutrient intakes to learn which diffusion strategies are most cost-effective, and
  3. Identify the most important constraints to sustained adoption and diffusion of the biofortified crops.

CEDO SENTE/LWR

Sustainable Enterprises for Trade Engagement(SENTE)

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.

Outcome 1: Targeted farmers practice farming as a business
  1. Output 1.1: Targeted farmers have systems for tracking their production and marketing activities
  2. Output 1.2: Targeted farmers invest in their production activities
  3. Output 1.3: Targeted farmers practice good agricultural practices
Outcome 2: Targeted organizations operate viable businesses
  1. Output 2.1: Targeted organizations have systems for tracking their business operations.
  2. Output 2.2: Targeted organizations invest in their operations.
  3. Output 2.3: Targeted organizations maximize trade linkages.

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.

CEDO CULTI AF

Pre-cooked Beans for Improving Food and Nutrition Security and Income Generation in Kenya and Uganda.
  • To develop and evaluate affordable pre-cooked bean products targeting different consumer groups.
  • To test models for increasing the production and supply of beans suitable for processing into pre-cooked beans.
  • To access demand, identify promotion mechanisms and widely promote the consumption of pre-cooked beans for different consumer groups.
  • To analyze and mainstream gender in the pre-cooked bean value chain
  • To test and access different formal and informal uptake mechanisms and inform food and nutirtion policies in the region.

Contract Farming

We organise farmer groups and create awareness about contract farming.

Facilitate the production process by providing extension service, training in collective production and marketing.


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Commmnity Enterprises Development Organisation

Kalisizo,
Ddimu Rd,
Kyotera District, Uganda

+256-0481422088

cedofarmers2000@gmail.com

cedo_ug@softhome.net

P.O Box 246, Kyotera Uganda

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