VOLUNTEER EFFORTS FOR DEVELOPMENT CONCERNS
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Factory Zone, Lungujja, Kitunzi, Rubaga, Kampala
Food and Nutrition Security Agricultural Trade and Development Disaster risk reduction, Emergency and response Disaster risk reduction, Emergency and response Policy research and advocacy Environment Awards
Food and Nutrition Security
This theme focuses on improving Food and Nutrition security, through Increased agricultural production and productivity, food supply, as well as enhanced food utilization for the local communities. Farmers are organized and empowered to take on productivity farming enhancing technologies and practices, using experience- based, innovative, participatory and interactive ways of learning such as farmer field schools, community led demonstrations among others.
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Inclusive Agricultural Trade and Farmer Business development
We seek to deepen Agricultural Trade and Business Development that opens up for Increased market access, value addition and inclusive finance. Farmers are supported with organizational development, leadership and good governance, records keeping & management and business plan development capacity building trainings, which redress the agro-business needs.
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Humanitarian Response to Disaster Risks and Emergencies
We position ourselves right to responsively contribute of lives of the influxing refugees and asylum seekers thronging Uganda, in addition to an ever- increasing incidence of natural disasters such as landslides, drought and Floods, achieved through strengthening of emergency and disaster preparedness coordination unit, strengthen Partnerships for humanitarian action and response.
Policy Research and Advocacy
VEDCO continues developing the capacities of farmers to participate in policy advocacy and to engage duty bearers on issues that affect them in production, access to food and its utilization as well as marketing, through supporting farmer’s access to information and knowledge on agricultural policy processes and building vibrant farmer-based structures to influence agriculture related policy processes and programs.
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Climate Change and Natural Resource Management
We aim to improve natural resource management as a way of promoting Sustainable production practices, agro-ecological regeneration & reduced pollution, through Support reconstruction of agricultural related eco systems, promoting multipurpose indigenous and improved trees planting. Farmer’s knowledge on local waste management, swamp reservation, good farming practices, agroforestry and soil health management.
VEDCO Internal Institutional Development
We aim at strengthening our institution’s capacity to deliver effective and sustainable Agricultural, Humanitarian services and other community services. We recognize the need to strengthen our governance, management & operational systems and policies.

Welcome to Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns

Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns (VEDCO) Is an Independent, Non-governmental and not for profit agricultural organization founded in 1986 by a group of university students in response to challenges of poverty, which was a result of the social and economic disruptions caused by military conflicts of 1980-86. VEDCO started as a self-help organization working with other relief organizations operating in Luwero, where there was insecurity as a cause of poverty at the time.

There were relief operations then, coupled with the trauma of the war, the people in the area had developed a relief mentality. VEDCO’s goal was therefore developed to improve the living conditions of the population and decided to do this by promoting food security, economic activity for increased household income and strengthen grassroots organizations to advance the interests of the marginalized communities in Uganda.

What we do

Food and Nutrition Security

Focus on increasing household food security and the nutrition needs of children and women.

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Agricultural Trade and Development

Achieving increased and competitive farmer participation in market for improved household incomes.

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Climate Change and Natural Resource Management

Empowering communities to respond and cope with the realities of climate change and achieve resilient livelihoods.

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Policy Research and Advocacy

Developing the capacities of farmers to participate in policy advocacy and to engage duty bears on issues that affect them in production, access to food and its utilisation as well as marketing.

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Institutional Development

Achieving efficiency, effectiveness and sustainable impact in delivery of VEDCO’s programs.

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Disaster Risk Reduction, Emergency and Response

Responding to humanitarian emergencies in a timely manner to save lives and minimize human suffering, support recovery and rehabilitation.

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