Shalin 2015

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Better together – Encouraging self-employment for the Youth

  Saturday meetings in Finland beside the glass of red wine have changed to Sunday meetings in All Saints Church with the local youth of Uganda. (Not as boring as it sounds.) Excel Hort Consult Ltd, EHC, a strategic partner to Shalin Finland which was mentioned in the previous blog post as well, is supporting local youth, and working closely with the Mbarara Youth Entrepreneurs...

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Better together – Encouraging self-employment for the Youth

Enterprise and Innovation in Agriculture: Making banana value chain create wealth and jobs for youth

  We have now been in Uganda for the last 3 months. Some of you may know that Uganda is the second highest producer of bananas in the world. The bananas are mainly produced in western and central regions of the country, both as cash and food crop. Banana constitutes a major characteristic of this place, and even more so in Mbarara, where we are...

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Enterprise and Innovation in Agriculture: Making banana value chain create wealth and jobs for youth

Developing a business plan with mixed objectives requires more than just data and targeted funding

For the past few months I have been trying to lay the foundations for developing a business plan for Vikuruti farm. In addition to its agricultural activities, the farm works as a rehabilitation center for former drug users and provides them with vocational skills related to sustainable agriculture and renewable energy technologies. My job at Vikuruti is now done. I have returned to Finland, but...

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Developing a business plan with mixed objectives requires more than just data and targeted funding

Out of Africa Film Festival – Raising awareness through cinema

  Biggest movie stars of Africa, filming workshops, human rights, women empowerment, red carpet; Out of Africa International Film Festival (OOAIFF) is here! HAFF, Helsinki African Film Festival, is co operating with OOAIFF, based in Nairobi, and we are in the front row, following the idea forming into action. OOAIFF is organized for the first time this year 30.10.-1.11. It is a platform that brings...

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Out of Africa Film Festival – Raising awareness through cinema


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