About CSRL


Since 2003, the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has worked side-by-side with Kamuli District residents to discover and implement sustainable solutions to meeting the community’s most urgent needs. Starting with farmer training, the center has evolved into programming that touches every stage of the life cycle.

Areas of Impact:


Our vision is for thriving rural communities that benefit from food and financial security, quality education and healthcare, civic participation, social inclusion, environmental stewardship, and overall sustainable livelihoods.


Our mission is to support resilient, sustainable rural livelihoods through the discovery and application of science-based and indigenous knowledge.

The ISU Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods is an affiliate of the Iowa State University Global Programs Department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.