Agri-Hub Uganda

Promoting farmer entrepreneurship

Market Information

Introduction

Uganda small holder farmers produce low volumes, which are difficult to market. The information about markets is not readily accessible to farmers, while buyers and middle men traders do have market information. This groups aims to indentify synergies among market info systems and promote collaboration towards harmonization of content.

 

Collaborating organisations

Coordination is in the hands of Robert Kintu from FIT-Uganda. Participating in this group are: UCE, KRC, RIC-NET, CEFORD, ESAFF, EACG, KULIKA, HIVOS, AELBI, SNV, EAGC and Ssemwanga Centre

 

Activities

2013

-  Develop Standards for Agricultural Market Information Services in Uganda.

  • Present a Finalized blue print of the MIS standards document during the national event.
  • Have a national Presentation for the National Stakeholders Workshop

 

-  Organise regional and National symposiums

  • Lira on 23rd May 2013 by Agrinet
  • Masindi on 28th -29th June 2013 by EAGC
  • Jinja on 8th -14th July by PELUM
  • Fort portal 1st – 2nd August by KRC
  • Mbale in August by Veco
  • Kampala on 12th -13th September by FIT

-  National event; meet the buyer from 12th to 13th September 2013

2011

  • Development of white paper on standardization (completing the mapping of market information coverage and its dissemination in Uganda and carrying out a survey on the use of market information)
  • Discussion of white paper with key stakeholders in Uganda
  • 2nd Uganda Market Information Symposium (september 2011)
  • Standardization of market information in Uganda (national policy level)
  • Cementing partnerships within APF through market information

 

2010

 

Outputs and documents

  • 2nd Market Information Symposium presentations:
Andrew Muganga MUK
Janet Achora WOUGNET
Robert Kintu FIT Uganda
Eisah Mayanja Grameen Foundation
Richard Wangwe Stanbic BankUganda
Bjorn Van Campenhout IFPRI Kampala
Agiro Gabriel ACTED
Hon Kityo Muteb Parliament of Uganda
Janet kalulu EAGC
Ms.Bridget Okumu IFDC
Andrew Kalema The New Vision
Newton Jazire Lion Assurance Company
Lazarus Ocira Office of the Prime Minister
Abu Luwagga Ministry of Local Government
Bjorn Van Campenhout IFPRI Kampala
Byakatonda Simon Bunyoyo Broadcasting Services
Andrew Kalema New Vision

 

2010

Marieke Van Schie AgriProFocus
Florence Kabugo Byamukama NAADS
Bridget Okumu IFDC
Annette Bogere Grameen Foundation
Robert Kintu FIT Uganda
Elisha Wasukira I-Network Uganda
Paul Nyende Agrinet U Ltd
Kavuma John Bosco NPA
Bob Lyazi UCC
Sandra Chebet Bank of Africa
Alex Rwego UCE
Maggie Lukowe-Senyonjo The NewVision
Wilson Twamuhabwa Pride Microfinance Ltd
John Silco RICNET
Awor Linnet PELUM UGANDA

 

Further Reading (Delicious/roelsnelder/apf_uganda+markets)

Here we keep track and collect relevant information for the Market Information Action Learning Group of Agri-ProFocus Uganda.

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