About Us


Science Foundation for Livelihoods and Development (SCIFODE) was founded in 2006 by a team of eminent Ugandan scientists and science communication personalities to harness the benefits of science and technology for development and incorporated in January 2007 as a Company Limited by Guarantee under the laws of the Republic of Uganda.

It is a not-for-profit, non-governmental and non-partisan organization. SCIFODE’s mandate is to promote the application of science principles and practices for improvement of livelihoods and for sustainable management of natural resources.

SCIFODE therefore broadly aims at contributing to enhanced food security, improved health care, increased household incomes and general improvement of the well-being of the resource constrained people in Uganda and the rest of Africa. This is in line with the NEPAD’s Strategic Development Plan for Science and Technology and the African Union’s Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Plan (CAADP). Our aims are also consistent with the Africa’s regional economic groupings including: ECOWAS, SADC, COMESA, EAC.

Our Core Values ?

The obligation to account for our activities including funds and other resources, accept responsibility for them and disclose the results in a transparent manner.
High level of excellence, courtesy and integrity in the conduct of our work.
A deep love and commitment to one’s work, without undue influence.
Use of new, unique approaches and methods of work.

Who we are ?

We are a team of eminent Ugandan Scientists and Communication personalities working with and in communities to advance the adoption of science and technology in several societal activities like agriculture, education, health care among others to improve production efficiency.
We do these in partnership with several Organizations that include: National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO); Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (DDPSC); Cornell Alliance for Science; Uganda Biosciences Information Center (UBIC); African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF); Program for Biosafety Systems of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST); Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE); among others.

Our Vision & Mission ..!

A fully transformed Africa by science, through adoption of appropriate, new and emerging technologies.

To be a leading player in the development, application and promotion of appropriate, new and emerging technologies in Africa

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