CALS Connections to Africa
Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
CALS Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
The Center works with partners in the U.S. and developing countries to improve the livelihoods of rural people and alleviate food insecurity and poverty. The Center’s focus on improving the food security, nutrition and health of the poor is rooted in Iowa State’s land-grant mission.
Partners Work for Rural Development in Uganda
With Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, “we start by working with the local communities . . . trying to find out what their needs are and help them work on those needs...”
Together: An African Success
A 26-minute documentary details the unique collaboration involving ISU’s Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods that has empowered more than 7,000 people in 800 households in Uganda. An additional link highlights a video on ISU students’ service learning project.
Service Learning: School Gardens Program in Uganda
Since 2006, the Service Learning and School Garden Program has been an essential part of ISU’s efforts to develop the next generation of change agents for rural Uganda. The program brings together students from ISU and Makerere University.
Summer 2012: Service-Learning Students to Work on School Gardens
Seven ISU students in the service learning program will work in Uganda on developing a school garden for an elementary school
Helping Ugandan Students Pursue Dreams of Higher Education
Thanks to the generosity of donors, several Ugandan students have furthered their education through scholarships from ISU’s Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods.
Extension Matches Iowa and African Women for Rural Development
ISU Extension and Outreach’s Value-Added Agriculture Program has a farmer-to-farmer project that links Iowa farm women with women farmers in central Africa.
Changing the World, One Beehive at a Time
One ISU student shares his experience during a Uganda service learning trip.