The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.
Oct 20

MUIIS inception and multi-stakeholder workshop

MUIIS inception and multi-stakeholder workshop

Event Overview

CTA and partners organise an inception workshop for the Market-led, User-owned ICT4Ag Enabled Information Service (MUIIS) project. The project will use satellite data to improve production and marketing of three value chains: maize, soya beans and sesame. The scheme is expected to benefit more than 350,000 Ugandan smallholder farmers. 

Among other objectives, the workshop will provide an opportunity for clarifying and solving administrative matters, creating increased joint understanding collaborating partner organisations, and further develop certain aspects of the MUIIS programme. In addition, information will be garnered at event to develop the programme's monitoring and evaluation framework, including the establishment of a proper base-line. Considerable attention of key stakeholders and media is expected to be drawn.

Kampala, Uganda
Location:

Attendees

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  • Addom, Benjamin

    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

    Netherlands

Organisers

  • AGRA

    The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), based in Nairobi Kenya, is an alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent. African farmers need uniquely African solutions designed to meet their specific environmental and agricultural needs so they can sustainably boost production and gain access to rapidly growing agriculture markets. AGRA’s mission is to trigger a uniquely African Green Revolution, transforming African agriculture to a sustainable system that lifts millions out of poverty.

  • NSO

  • EAFF

    EAFF is a regional farmer organisation that represent approximately 20 million farmers in eastern and central Africa. The Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF), formed in 2001, has its chapter registered in 10 member countries. EAFF’s establishment was championed by the nationals farmers organisations from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo to respond to the felt need to get organised at regional level. This came about as the Eastern Africa Community had been revived and the development of regional economic blocs. EAFF is a non-political, non-profit and a democratic organisation of all farmers of Eastern Africa. Its role is to voice legitimate concerns and interests of farmers of the region with aim of enhancing regional cohesiveness and social-economic status of the farmers. eaff2 22 members: farmer federations, national co-operatives, national commodity associations 10 countries: EAC + Ethiopia + Eritrea + DRC + South Sudan + Djibouti The mission of EAFF is to represent, lobby and advocate for Eastern Africa farmers interests and build their capacities. EAFF is deeply involved in agriculture issues at the regional level and has signed MoUs with EAC, COMESA & IGAD and has been instrumental in the regional CAADP investment plans EAFF has MoUs with regional private sector – East Africa Grain Council (EAGC) and the East Africa Business Council (EABC) EAFF seats in the board of the regional research institutions ASARECA, FARA and RUFORUM In general, EAFF offers the following services to its members: Provision of capacity to the member platforms through training, partnerships and linkages with other private sector entities (input and output markets) Representation in the meetings or consultations at regional, continental and international levels on issues of interest to farmers of the region. Lobby and advocate for farmers’ participation in policy formulation and participation in the implementation of rural development protocols whose aims are to eradicate poverty and ensure food security. Agriculture commodity marketing within the region and internationally. Participation in the discussion on trade rules and regulations that might lead to agreements in agriculture trade. Communication and information management and sharing for Knowledge generation and use good neighbourliness. Contact Farmers’ Conference Center Dagoretti – Mutarakwa Road, Thogoto. P.O Box 13747 – 00800 Nairobi, Kenya. Tel: +254-20-4451691

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

  • aWhere

    aWhere delivers agricultural intelligence into the hands of farmers, commercial growers, commodity traders and policy makers everywhere. aWhere operates a global-scale agronomic modelling environment with immense processing capacity that analyses over a billion points of agricultural data from around the world daily, to create unprecedented insight for field-level to global decisions. anywhere on the planet. Via aWhere’s clients, the processing centre also integrates farmers and organiSations local data into a predictive analytics platform to gain, share and collaborate on game-changing awareness on a global scale. aWhere’s is helping to transform how agricultural decisions are made by providing a level of visibility and insight that has never existed before. Weather and Agronomic data for Agribusiness Farmers and agricultural professionals require weather data to make critical business decisions, that’s why aWhere has thoughtfully spent almost two decades developing and refining an accurate and robust weather collection, processing and delivery system. Unlike any other, Weather aWhere™ combines high-quality weather data purely for agricultural use with scientifically vetted agronomic models. This agricultural information is then delivered via aWhere clients to the farmer, crop consultant, ag retailer and grower for more informed decision making. Features Provides high-resolution weather and scientifically vetted agronomic data to web and mobile applications for rapid deployment of field-level insight. Developers Portal makes client web and mobile application implementation quick and easy. Integrates weather and agronomic data with local-field information, a private data loop with the grower that is delivered to the farmer by aWhere clients. Weather Terrain™ aWhere Weather Terrain is high resolution, daily meteorological data. aWhere advanced weather data processing integrates the world’s best available weather observations systems and global forecast models and downscales them for the highest possible accuracy at the field. Weather Kit™ Quickly and easily integrate our weather and agronomic data into your software or mobile solution. Using aWhere’s RESTful APIs and code samples, you can rapidly provide the value of localized weather and agronomic intelligence to your customers with the lowest possible development overhead. Weather Agronomics™ Advanced agronomic models combine our weather data with additional inputs such as planting date and crop variety, empowering field-specific models for plant growth stages, pest and disease indices and crop stress. Offer better decision support to your customers immediately. Weather Support™ Equip your customer support team or call center with the information they need to answer incoming customer inquiries. Whether your farm weather app pushes information to end users via SMS messages, an iPad application or a web site, aWhere provides a support UI for an in-depth look into the data that your customers receive. Phone: 1-303-279-9293

  • EARS

  • eLeaf

  • MercyCorps