About the Project
Developing Innovations in School and Community Cultivation (DISCC) Project started in 2006 with 4 volunteers with an aim of promoting economically viable sustainable agriculture among the youth and since then the number has grown to a total of 15 Volunteers who have undergone both local and international trainings in establishment, management and sustaining school, community and home gardens using different farming techniques and models like the Permaculture principles, farmer ownership Model (FOM), Child to Parent Model (C2P), Farmer to Market (F2M) among others and have been implementing similar models and offering training and advisory services in similar projects in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Background to project DISC
The participation of students in food production does not only enhance their taste behaviours and nutrition status, but can possibly lead to social transformation. Social conditions are complex and therefore positive attitude towards cultivation should be built within children that will in turn help to reverse the existing food shortages. The fact is that Project DISC aims at engaging School Children and the local youth communities in real life production of Clean, Safe and Fair food through working with schools and communities.