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  • Women whose leadership has made a difference at Iowa State University will be honored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics on the ninth annual Women Impacting ISU calendar.

  • College of Engineering Students Improve Rural Livelihoods

    Two students from the College of Engineering visited the Kamuli District in Uganda. See their story....

  • October 28, 2014

    When you tell Ugandans you work in the Kamuli District, one of the country's most rural and impoverished areas, they look at you wonderingly. Why would anyone go there? Can anything good come from Kamuli?

    The answer is "yes." Something good is coming from Kamuli, and it has implications for other parts of the world gripped by hunger and poverty.

    For the past decade, the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods at Iowa State University has worked with numerous local partners in Uganda to train an army of change agents in Kamuli. We have been equipping the young and old with the skills to improve their lives through agriculture, nutrition, education and sanitation.

  • Iowa State University’s Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods continues to succeed in tackling global issues such as hunger and sustainability, directly reaching more than 1,000 households in Uganda and affecting almost 2,500 more families through outreach programs.

    Aligning with our objectives for the center, households achieve greater crop yields, increasing food security and reducing levels of malnutrition. School children share what they learn with their families, and produce from the school gardens provides a substantial supplement to school lunches. Through the farmer-to-farmer program, local farmers learn to differentiate between and properly use insecticides, pesticides and fungicides, greatly increasing crop yields.

  • September 24, 2014

  • The Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods is changing rural Ugandans’ quality of life — and teaching Iowa State students to be change agents in improving the global community. Read the story on pages 12-13 in the Summer 2014 edition of Forward from the Iowa State University Foundation... Article [PDF]

  • A new photo book helps to mark a time of reflection for the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods. The story of the past 10 years is told through striking images — the faces of the people, the lines of the landscape and the raising of crops, livestock and . . . hope. [PDF]

  • Transformative experiences through service learning.

    July 2014

    Imagine having the opportunity to dramatically transform the quality of life for thousands of people by helping provide clean water or teaching sustainable agricultural practices. Now, imagine doing this as a college student - and the profound impression the experience would have throughout your life.

  • Providing a precious resource:  Clean water

    March 2014

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