About us

About us

Rural Enterprise Development Services (REDS) is a Ugandan organization that promotes smallholder farmers to be more efficient and more productive in agriculture. Established in 2008, REDS trains, advises and guides smallholder farmers to adopt better farmer practices, improve productivity through application of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) technologies that are alternative options to enable climate change mitigation and adaptation. In addition we promote farmer group development & institution building; develop and strengthen farmer-to-farmer extension systems and provide business development and market linkages for rural based farmer groups. Our activities are gender encompassing with specific focus given to women and youth who are the backbone of most agricultural activities.

With a combined team experience of over 20 years, we provide solutions that alleviate constraints across various agricultural value chains through incorporation of diverse skills and integration of strategies from different sectors. This participatory approach has proved to be most effective in addressing and resolving deeply rooted agricultural development problems.

REDS delivers practical and evidence based advice to meet challenges of efficient economically viable production and protection of the environment; through group training, mentoring and facilitation of knowledge transfer programmes.

REDS delivers practical and evidence based advice to meet challenges of efficient economically viable production and protection of the environment; through group training, mentoring and facilitation of knowledge transfer programmes.

MISSION By sharing opportunities that enable rural communities to improve their income we help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives.

VALUES

Excellence – We aspire for excellence in our work and ourselves

Innovation – We are creative learning professionals who innovate and share knowledge

Integrity – We prize honesty, respect and trust in our relationships

Opportunity  – We build an environment where enterprise, initiative, opportunity and teamwork abound

Compassionate – We care about making a meaningful change in the communities we serve

OUR WORK AND STANDARDS OUR WORK

Working under contract with donor agencies, government agencies, local and international NGOs, and other development agencies, we design and implement agricultural development interventions in various parts of Uganda.

We offer management, technical, training and advisory services in the agricultural sector. Our technical practices include agricultural enterprise development, agricultural production development, environmental management and farmer institutional development.

Working at REDS Ltd is about making a difference in other people’s lives and seeing the impact translate into improved agricultural productivity and food security across Uganda. We are a diverse group who provide technical expertise, capacity building, strategic communications, and performance monitoring to professionally acceptable standards.

STANDARDS OF BUSINESS CONDUCT

At REDS our standards of business conduct include a process for sound decision making, standards of professionalism and integrity which all must follow. The standards apply to all employees, consultants, authorized representatives, and all others acting on the company’s behalf.

Whether in our head office in Kampala, or in countryside fields, REDS strive to meet the needs of our clients and serve our beneficiaries. We apply our skills and knowledge to our work and are open to learning new approaches, capturing new ideas and sharing them. By applying our mission and values to everything we do, we create an enabling environment that embodies caring and respect for others, open communications, dynamic teamwork, efficient project management, and solid technical practice areas in which we continuously discuss ways to add value and advance our profession. Leadership, versatility, and integrity are the three main characteristics of our professionals. Through continuous learning, innovation, and professional growth and development, our employees are able to shape the future of our business.  

SERVICES

Conservation & Sustainable Uses of Community Natural Resources REDS offers direct technical assistance in conservation farming (CF) a component of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) technologies, that improves productivity and mitigate climate change effects for smallholder farmers. What is Conservation Farming Link

Improved Agricultural Practices & Food Security

REDS promotes good agriculture practices (GAP) that increase yield and efficient use of inputs through technology observation plots and; offers training in post-harvest handling technologies for the benefit of the farmer households.

Farmer Group Development

REDS trains and advises smallholder farmers to form producer organisations (POs) to identify, enter and stay competitive in the agricultural sector. REDS establishes strong POs that have organizational power and institutional participation with structures and systems that foster greater farmer knowledge to become active partners in agricultural productivity initiatives and produce marketing systems.

Developing and Strengthening Farmer-to-Farmer Extension Systems

REDS extension system involves a system of village-based training that enables participating farmers develop practical skills vital for replicating and adopting technologies on their own fields. REDS strengthens voluntary community based extension systems of lead farmers that employ multiple training and skills development methods to enable effective skills development among trainees for sustainability.

Marketing linkages for Rural Enterprises and Farmer Groups

REDS provides technical assistance to POs to establish secondary tier structures for bulk marketing activities and bulk input purchases to benefit from the economies of scale and link them to output and input markets.

Where to find us?

Plot 1175A
Mukalazi Road, Bukoto, Kampala Uganda.
Phone Numbers
+256(0)392-202371
+256(0)392-202369