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.
MUIIS inception and multi-stakeholder workshop
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.
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
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.
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
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.
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