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.
Greenhouse farming is definitely not a new concept but the cost element involved is the debatable issue. In Uganda today, companies retailing greenhouse kits do so at a range of Shs12 m to Shs15m for a kit of eight metres by 15 metres. If you are lucky enough to get hold of a local craftsman, the best you can get is between Shs2.2m to Shs3m for a similar kit, which is a good deal. Well, looking at the figures, the average small scale farmer will definitely not be in a position to set aside this kind of money.