How can agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS) be positioned for resilient agriculture and food systems? This was the discussion at Uganda's third Agricultural extension Symposium. The event which brought together a community of researchers, practitioners and policymakers from Uganda and beyond took place on 10-20th July 2020, at a time when most countries were under lock down due to the Covid19 pandemic.
We would like to share with you what was presented in 6 webinars during the 3rd e-Symposium under the theme: "Positioning agricultural extension and advisory services for resilient agriculture and food systems".
Webinar #1 (21 July): Climate Smart AEAS - Capacity and needs of actors
Article by Elizabeth Asiimwe, with input from Richard Miiro, Beatrice Luzobe and Ambrose Owoesigire
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.