Bruno S Akejo Swedish U of Agricultural Sciences,
Roco kede Ropo Wilobo means to Renew and Re-build the world. Mission statement: A world of equal opportunities, socially and economically empowered citizens who live with hope of better future.
This is a team of students from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - Uppsala Sweden. The greatest challenge within the concept of Rural Development is ensuring food security. The challenge of poverty alleviation especially in low income countries has attracted the world focus. Many authors conquer with me that small-holder agriculture play a very big role in ensuring food security in low income countries. On top of this, women are key when it comes to small-holder agriculture and yet greater percentage of rural women lack technology and resources. They spend much of their time in doing non-productive family labor. Women who are key to practicing small-holder farming especially in Africa spend roughly 5 hours collecting water for the family within 10 to 20 kilometer walking distance everyday. They spend 2 to 3 hours collecting firewood for fuel and yet these are not appreciated as being productive in terms of food security. Our great concern is about how we can involve women more in high productive small holder farming by ensuring availability of water to all households and fuel through biogas production. This will save 40 billion hours for women to practice small-holder agriculture per year which will feed 9 billion people in 2050. We want to participate in this challenge because we see some sense in our design in relation to feeding 9 billion people in 2050 and ensuring development of the rural areas. This is a team of sound minded students who will always look for solutions starting from where the problems came from.