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Agribusiness enterprise development in Uganda

Agribusiness enterprise development in Uganda

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In the context of activities related to agribusiness enterprise development in Uganda in 2017, CTA supports the National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE) and the Igara Growers Tea Factory (IGTF) in developing systems and good practices which would enable the agribusinesses to operate more effectively and deliver better services to their members.

The objective of the workshop is to help develop the skills needed to describe and analyse a given experience and to document, share and encourage the adoption of lessons and good practices

In the context of activities related to agribusiness enterprise development in Uganda[1] in 2017, CTA supported the National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE) and the Igara Growers Tea Factory (IGTF) in developing systems and good practices which would enable the agribusinesses to operate more effectively and deliver better services to their members.

Both organisations benefitted from training in farmers’ profiling including the acquisition of geo-referenced data, database development and management, open source GIS (QGIS), and setting up effective data flows from the field (enumerator) to the agribusiness data centre. ESIPPS International in Kampala has been the organisation hired to deal with capacity building in these domains.

Upon explicit request IGTF also benefitted from training in the use of advanced accounting solutions (SunSystem).

This project phase has focused on the development and rolling out of (spatial) data management systems including the use of drones for crop scouting and mapping purposes. The drone-based activities suffered substantial delays due to time-consuming procedures needed for obtaining import permits and license fly drones in the context of the project. This technology is innovative at country level and substantial lessons have been learned in the process of deploying it.

A two-week CTA-sponsored training on the deployment of drone technology for agriculture took place at ESIPPS International in Kampala. NUCAFE, ESIPPS staff benefited from the exercise. IGTF did outstanding progress in the implementation of project activities and exceeded targets in profiling farmers and started putting the various tools to work in the context of its business, with some remarkable results. Both organisations were able to set up functional data flow, geo-referencing, analysis and visualisation processes. Experimental data collection using drone technology has started in November both on coffee as well as on tea plantations. Thus, several of the experiences in the establishment and use of the systems, data management and agribusiness applications are worth documenting and sharing for scaling up to other ACP institutions.

The objective of the workshop is to help develop the skills needed to describe and analyse a given experience and to document, share and encourage the adoption of lessons and good practices.

[1] This activity is part of the Agricord / PAFO / CTA framework aimed at providing support in areas of agribusiness, ICTs and access to finance to selected members of the regional farmers’ organisations.

Ishaka, Uganda

Les organisateurs

  • CTA

    Le Centre technique de coopération agricole et rurale (CTA) est une institution internationale conjointe des États du Groupe ACP (Afrique, Caraïbes, Pacifique) et de l’Union européenne (UE). Il intervient dans les pays ACP pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire, la résilience et la croissance économique à travers des innovations durables dans le domaine agricole. Le CTA opère dans le cadre de l’Accord de Cotonou et est financé par l’UE.

  • ESIPPS

    ESIPPS is an environmental consultancy company providing quality Research, Consultancy & Capacity Development services in environmental related surveys, information, planning and policy at local, national and international level in environment services meant to protect the natural environment. Environmental Surveys, Information, Planning and Policy Systems (ESIPPS) was incorporated in Uganda in 2008 to provide local, national and international level environmental consultancy services. The mission of ESIPPS is to provide quality Research, Consultancy & Capacity development services at local, national and international levels in environment related surveys, information, planning and policy.