Aridland Development Programme (ADP)

Graduation ceremonany of ex-trainees of Achanagali Vocational Training Institute , 2019

 In July 2019 ADP in Collaboration with Achangali Vocational Training Institute Organized and graduated 95 ex-trainees  of year 2019. The trainees graduated in Various trades including Fashion and Design, Hairdressing, Brick Laying and Concrete Practice, Woodwork Technology and Simple Machines. There was notably improved performance by trainees of this lot in the DIT exams , five students obtaining distinctions. We encourage support from various stakeholders in abid to achive our goal of transforming the Lives of Youth in Karamoja through Skills Training Programme.


ADP with support from Woord en Daard is taking the initiative to train 10 students on Tailoring as one of the Informal Vocational Skills Training carried out by the organisation.

In the picture are the tailoring students undergoing training.

Hunger to worsen as maize, rice production dropsA new study released recently has warned that production of four major crops — maize, wheat, rice and soybeans — is set to drop dramatically in the next ten years as climate change pushes up temperatures, sparking crop failures and unprecedented food shortages in many countries.

The projection should be a worrying development for Uganda, and several sub-Saharan countries, which are already going through a serious food crisis.

The report released by Centre for Development Research at University of Bonn in Germany shows that production of the crops will collapse because of a projected increase in average temperatures during the growing season.

Opolot Okasai, the Director Crop resources at Agriculture Ministry, told New Vision that the findings of the report are more worrying because the above crops are a staple for many people and are a source of nutrition for many populations.

The study, which examined price and production of the above crops from 1961 to 2013, warns that in 13 years’ time [by 2030] output could be cut by 9%t and by 23% by 2050.