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Uganda-Cooperative-Alliance

Uganda Cooperative Alliance LTD - UCA


ICA

Name of Project

Market led user owned ICT4AG information service Project (MUIIS). A consortium project in nature (MUIIS) is being implemented by 7 partners who are being led by CTA (Netherlands based organisation) , Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), aWhere, East African Farmers’ Federation (EAFF), EARS Earth Environment Monitoring (EARS), the eLEAF Competence Centre and Mercy Corps Uganda. UCA and UNFFE are members of EAFF.


Contact person

Nyiraneza Ronah
0772853831
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Funding partner/organization

Duration

Project cost

Netherlands Space Office (NSO)

2015 - 2018

€4.6 million grant to provide satellite-based crop advice for Ugandan farmers


Project objectives/ goal

The overall aim of the MUIIS project is to improve food security in Uganda by providing satellite data information packages to farmers. The purpose of the initiative is to establish a demand-driven, market-led, and user-owned approach to provision of satellite based information services related to weather forecasting, crop management and index-based insurance to crop farmers in Uganda.


Project target groups, location

The project is operating in all the 4 regions of the country targeting District farmers Associations (DFAs) and Area Cooperative enterprises ACEs and some SACCOs


Link to UCA strategic objectives

MUIIS project focuses at supporting famers with advisory information relating to weather, agronomy and crop insurance


Some project activities

Project management – CTA
Developing customer base AGRA-Mercy corps, EAFF, UCA,UNFFE
Data acquisition - aWhere , EARS,e-LEAF
Data processing and storage - aWhere ,EARS and E-LEAF
Data analysis and modeling - aWhere, EARS
Capacity building and training - CTA, Mercy corps, EAFF UCA,UNFFE
Communication and integration - CTA, Mercy-corps, EAFF AGRA
Monitoring and evaluation CTA, EAFF, UCA,UNFFE