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Leveraging Technology to improve livelihood of Smallholder farmers in Uganda. "E-commerce for Agriculture".

To be Africa's leading Agribusiness e-commerce marketplace for high quality and affordable Agricultural inputs.

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

FAMUNERA UGANDA

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Youth Organisation (between 18 - 30 years old)

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.

Uganda National Farmers Federation [UNFFE] Uganda National Seed Traders Association [UNSTA] Busoga Kingdom

Website of Legally Registered Entity

www.famunera.com

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 3-10 years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Kampala

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

Uganda

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Northern and Eastern Uganda regions. These two regions combined cover approximately 96,000 km*2 of Uganda.

What country is your selected Place located in?

Uganda

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

In Northern Uganda, districts such as Gulu, Nyowa, Lira are the largest producers of Nuts, Vegetable and grain crops in Uganda. These areas have the Vast fertile lands. This area was also greatly affected by the LRA wars from 1986 to 2008. 

Eastern Uganda is home to the region that is most impoverished in Uganda. Our involvement in the Eastern districts of Kamuli, Jinja, Iganda, Bukwo is to encourage commercial agriculture and support women in agriculture.


Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Additionally to the above, my co-founder and I, are from these regions. 

My mother is from Nwoya district in Northern Uganda.

Julius Naika, my colleague is from Buyende district in Eastern Uganda.

He is also a member of the ruling family of Busoga Kingdom in Eastern Uganda.

What is the approximate size of your Place, in square kilometers? (New question, not required)

96000

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?

15000000

Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

The limited access to Quality and Affordable Agro-Inputs by majority of Small farmers in Uganda due to the high prevalence of Substandard Agro-Inputs in the Market. As a result, Uganda loses about USD 1.5Bn in revenue .

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

We are one of the players focusing on digitizing at both the input and produce stages by linking all the players in agriculture at the input level (farmers, agro-dealers, financial institutions, governments, development partners ) and at produce level ( FMCGs, produce aggregators).

Marketplace solutions such as Famunera, Jaguza, Agrikore have been featured as significant use cases of how digital tools are being built to tackle major challenges of attracting and retaining a significant number of buyers and sellers, and in thus doing, help to solve the problem of inefficient and fragmented agricultural markets.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

Our audacious goal is to register millions of agriculture value chain intermediaries at both input and produce level  into a single transparent blockchain-based ecosystem enabling all to trade in a low cost trusted environment where all transactions are recorded in an undisputable system.

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

Uganda is known as the food basket of East africa; providing food to countries such as South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania among others. By supporting Ugandan farmers, we  believe we'll have impact on Diet in the region along with economic impact.

Majority of farmers in Uganda will have  limited credit history making it difficult for them to easily secure agribusiness loans from Credit service Providers. We will increase the number of farmers accessing Credit through our Farmers Credit score tool, a Technology we are currently developing.

We aim to revitalize agribusiness and provide Ugandan smallholder farmers with quality, sustainable economic opportunities by introducing data-driven tech solutions for the challenges faced in agriculture  while using environmentally friendly Agro-inputs.

How did you hear about the Food System Vision Prize?

  • Conference/event

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Hello Food System Vision Prize participant,
Salvation Farming Solutions team would like to invite you for a session on multi-stakeholder interactions for sustainable farming practices and community educational programming for Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:00pm EAT.
The conversation will be moderated by Professor Leonard Sonnenschein, Founder SFS and Tiberious Etyang, SFS Managing Director for Africa.
The details of the meeting below:
Topic: Multi-stakeholders Conversation
Time: Jan 31, 2020 04:00 PM Nairobi
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