Renewable energy in agricultural production can be a useful way of responding to the increasing energy demand of the sector as well as a means for promoting social and environmental sustainability. STEP CHANGE will develop knowledge about the impact of renewable energy technology for productive use in rural Uganda via a citizen science approach. Citizen scientists selected from farmers of six agricultural cooperatives and interested community members, will participate in the initiative.
In Kyankwanzi, Kiboga and Luwero districts, agricultural cooperatives have been trained and mobilised to use renewable energy technologies.
Their impact, notably when it comes to environment, individual and community autonomy, fighting corruption, knowledge transfer, and improved skills for economic benefit, will be investigated. Based on this analysis, it will be explored to what extent the adoption of renewable energy in agricultural production can be a useful way of responding to the increasing energy demand of the sector as well as a vehicle to promote social and environmental sustainability.
Building on lessons learnt, the Citizen Science Initiative will collect evidence on the potential of up-scaling of these experiences to the whole region while providing an esteem of the up-scaling potential at the national level.
Participate in the project
Do you want to take part in the project as a citizen scientist and join our Ugandan team? Do not hesitate to reach out to us and to send us a message via the form below. A member of our research team will get in touch with you.
- Kyankwanzi District Local Government
- Caritas Kikyusa Multipurpose Cooperative Society
- Caritas Kasanaensis
- Kasaala Twezimbe Multipurpose Cooperative Society
- Kyalugondo Multipurpose Cooperative Society