UFAAS launches SMS for problem solving in agricultural extension

The Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services identified the AFAAS Virtual Social Networking Platform (VSNP) as one of the ways to deliver agricultural information to farmers through the extension advisors. The platform was recently upgraded to include a mobile friendly function that will help famers have their questions answered professionally. With the help of a simple mobile phone, extension workers will be able to network, interact, exchange information and share experiences with other extension workers and experts of different agricultural spheres globally. 

Drone based crop research data acquisition and interpretation services now available in Benin, DRC, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is pleased to inform this community that it has been supporting the establishment of drone operators in Benin, DRC, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. These drone operators are equipped to facilitate advanced crop research using remote-sensed data interpretation services offered by the French company, Airinov

The AAU Graduate Internship Grant

The Association of African Universities (AAU) has intensified its support for students from its member institutions to acquire employable skills before graduating from their universities. Through support from its development partners, namely African Capacity Development Foundation (ACBF) and Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the AAU has secured funds for its member universities in good standing (whose annual subscription payment to AAU is up to date) to offer small grants of up to US$600 per student for graduate internships.

MUIIS service bundle officially launched in Kampala

The MUIIS Service Bundle consists of a series of context-specific weather alerts, agronomic tips and index-based insurance throughout the season and covers four agricultural commodities: maize, beans, sesame and soybeans. Built together by a strong consortium of seven partners, both local and international, and other third party service providers, the service is geared towards harnessing satellite data to support extension and advisory service to farmers in Uganda.

AAIN mentorship programme for Africa

Africa Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) is a private sector institution and with very high whose mandate is to strengthen agribusiness incubation in Africa. As part of her implementation strategy, AAIN is working with mentors who have experience in varied subject areas in the fields of agriculture/agribusiness. However, since our scope of operations has grown, we are looking at growing our pool of mentors to meet the increased demand.