Project Increases Ugandan Smallholder Yields and Incomes by 70%

19 February, 2019

Original Source: CTA

The project, Market-led User-owned ICT4Ag-enabled Information Services (MUIIS), offers a bundle of highly targeted digital services to farmers including weather and agronomic information, as well as financial services including index-based insurance and loans.

A Rapid Crop Yield Assessment carried out by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) of Uganda, reveals that those farmers who subscribed to the bundle have realised a sizable increase in maize productivity up to 67%. Participating farmers also saw an average increase from US$ 520 per hectare for non-beneficiaries to US$ 800 per hectare for beneficiaries. An increase of 70%.

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