Partners and URDT are two sides of the same coin. Both are needed in order to enable positive, sustainable change within the communities that we are tasked to serve.  As a result, over a million rural farmers and their families benefit from the generosity of our friends and supporters.

URDT has the privilege to work with renown local and international partners. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the many individuals and organisations who make our work possible.

Our current partners are:

Local organisations

  1. African Rural University (ARU)
  2. Ashoka Uganda
  3. Bunyoro Kitaara Kingdom
  4. Charity for Rural Development (CHAFORD)
  5. Cross Cultural Foundation Uganda (CCFU)
  6. Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA)
  7. FAWE-Uganda
  8. Girls Education Movement - Uganda (GEM)
  9. Kibaale Civil Society Network (KCSON)
  10. Makerere Institute of Social Research/ International Development Research Center
  11. Makerere University Faculty of Agriculture and Institute of Adult and Continuing Education
  12. Makerere University Institute of Social Research (MISR)
  13. Landesa, before Rural Development Institute
  14. Ministry of Agricultural
  15. Ministry of Education and Sports
  16. Local Council and District Leaders
  17. National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS)
  18. National NGO Forum
  19. Straight Talk Foundation
  20. World Vision Uganda

International Organisations and projects

  1. African Farm Radio Research Initiative (AFRI) 
  2. African Food and Peace Foundation (AFPF). Watch:;
  3. Agribusiness Initiative Trust (aBi Trust)
  4. AHEAD
  5. Ashoka International
  6. British Broadcasting Corporation World Service Trust (BBC-WS)
  7. Carnegie Social Initiative project
  8. Civil Society fund (CSF)
  9. Elimu Foundation
  10. FAO
  11. Ford Foundation
  12. Het Bosje
  13. Homeopaths without Boarders
  14. MIT - USA
  15. Mitcham Girls High School- Australia
  16. Mustard Seed Trust Fund
  17. KIO
  18. Tools For Self Reliance (TFSR)
  19. Tools to Work; previous Derde Wereld Werkplaats
  20. Triodos Foundation
  21. San Domenico School Calefornia
  22. SAWA World
  23. Soroptimists Delft
  24. Unity College USA
  26. Warwick University UK
  27. WTEF

URDT is deeply appreciative of the collaboration and partnership it developed over the years.

We implemented special projects succesfully supported by:

  1. ETC Foundation
  2. Impulsis / ICCO
  3. OXFAM
  4. Rockefeller Foundation