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RUCID ORGANIC AGICULTURE TRAINING COLLEGE is found 4 km from Mityana town along Namutamba road, in Lubanja village, Kireku parish, Busimbi division, Mityana municipality, Mityana District. The college is an autonomous subsidiary of RURAL COMMUNITY IN DEVELOPMENT (RUCID), a limited company by guarantee.
The college started operations in 2007 offering certificates and diplomas in principles and practices of organic agriculture. RUCID started operations in 1994, working with rural farmers; however youths did not show interest in the interventions offered to the farmers. RUCID initiated and established the college so that youths could also be involved in the drive of making agriculture sustainable into the future generation.
RUCID is along term training institution in organic agriculture for rural youth, development agents and grassroots farmers groups. This training is conducted using different methodologies according to the needs of the trainees.
Methods used during training at RUCID include:
Residential short courses.
One day training on specific subject or skill.
Exposure training methodology.
On spot and field extension methodology.
Mentorship training programmes.
Long term formal training.
To be a leading and innovative organization providing and disseminating knowledge and skills in sustainable organic agriculture.
To contribute significantly to the spread of healthy and sustainable food production and consumption practices in Uganda. RUCID’s focus is the strengthening of small-scale farmers of all ages through educational activities and by facilitating the development of working examples (whose experiences are documented and shared) in Mityana, Mubende and Kiboga.