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Mpirigiti Rural Training Centre

The Mpirigiti Rural Training Centre (MRTC) is a residential multi-purpose facility operated by the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. MRTC is located in Kamuli District in Eastern Uganda. The facility opened in 2018 and serves as a:

  • Residential facility for Iowa State and Makerere University students and faculty
  • Community training and demonstration center
  • Conference meeting venue

The center would not have been possible without the generous support of several lead donors. In addition, many service-learning alumni and others contributed through a successful crowdfunding campaign with assistance from the Iowa State University Foundation.

Contact Us

Interested in visiting the training center for a tour or to discuss the use of the facilities for your group activity?

To arrange a tour while in Uganda:

Dr. Gideon Nadiope, National Director
Iowa State University – Uganda Program
Phone: +256 701 47 22 33

All other inquiries:

Dr. David Acker, Director

Tammi Martin, Program Coordinator
Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
111 Curtiss Hall, 513 Farmhouse Lane
Ames, IA 50011-1050
Phone: 515-294-9237