• 10 ways donors can support African governments on rural land rights

    10 ways donors can support African governments on rural land rights


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    News of soaring demand for land in Africa and the strain this places on rural men and women is not new. Nor is it news that some of the land governance systems on the continent have not sufficiently… Read More

  • Cultivating Nutritious Food Systems: Stories from East Africa

    Cultivating Nutritious Food Systems: Stories from East Africa


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    Watch as we profile several organizations and individuals working in East Africa to bring nutritious local foods to their communities. These stories are snapshots from GAIN’s first of a series of Snapshot Reports, Cultivating Nutritious Food Systems. Source:… Read More

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    Water Pump Installation!


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Our Mission


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Utooni Development Organization works with community self-help groups to help transform their environments in a sustainable manner. We aim to enable farmers to improve water supplies, food production, income, and health through sand dam construction, inter-community education, and other sustainability practices.

We believe that if you give people access to clean water and provide the proper education, the community can do the rest themselves. This idea is the keystone of our work: Community Participation. All construction, tree planting, terracing, and farming is done by the members of the self-help groups, not our staff. By doing this, we help those who want to help themselves. Learn More

Sand Dam

Sand Dams


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Sand dams are reinforced concrete walls built across seasonal river beds to hold underground water in aquifers in the sand that collects behind them. They may be one meter (3′ 3″) to four (13′ 1 ½”) metres high… Read More

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Sustainability Practices

Sustainability Practices


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Statistics


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