Efforts to modernise agriculture continue with different players coming on board to with technological solutions.
As way on modernising agriculture, sector players have embarked on profiling farmers across the country as one way to appropriate digital means of providing rightful information which can be used to improve on their farming activities.
The minister of state for Agriculture Christopher Kibazanga said government is willing to partner with whoever comes up with innovative ideas, aimed at modernizing agriculture.
MUIIS Uganda, a project that uses the power of information and communication technologies and big data to support agricultural productivity has embarked on profiling different farmers in the country.
The initiative according Kibazanga, is good and all necessary measures will be put in place to ensure that such efforts yield results.
“The success of this project is likely to fill up the extension services gap which is alarming in the country with the ration of extension worker to farmer standing at 1: 1800 against the recommended 1:500,” Kibazanga said.
Besides using SMS services to share relevant information with farmers, different applications have been made to connect farmers to markets. Enhancing technology to modernize agriculture muiis profiles farmers to deliver rightful farm information Digital services to close extension services gap