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Thursday, May 18 • 11:45 - 12:25
CTA in ICT4Ag: Big Data for Smallholder Precision Agriculture: The Case of MUIIS Uganda LIMITED

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Market-led, User-owned, ICT4Ag-enabled Information Service (MUIIS) is an innovative project being implemented by CTA with six other partners in Uganda for a duration of 3 years. It delivers timely bundled service of weather information, agronomic tips and index-based drought insurance to maize, soya bean and sesame farmers across the country to make informed decisions. It utilizes both global data (satellite) and ground data (local weather stations, farmer profiles, crop calendars, etc.) as the main source of content for the service. It leverages the power of a network of about 200 MUIIS Service Agents (MSAs), a team of agronomists, and a mobile communication platform to reach over 350,000 farmers within the period. 

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Benjamin Kwasi Addom

ICT4D Programme Coordinator, The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA
Dr Benjamin K Addom is an Agricultural Information Specialist with special focus on using the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for supporting extension and advisory services (EAS). He has over 20 years of experience with smallholder farming; EAS provision; agricultural... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 11:45 - 12:25 IST

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