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Value Chain Development

Assignment Completed(2018 - 4Months)

Consultancy services for conducting Value Chain Development Support Services two groups in the districts of Otuke and Alebtong Districts, with over 300 members (80% female membership) focusing on the Shea nut value chains..

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Market Information Services

Assignment Completed(2018)

Consultancy services for conducting Value Chain Development Support Services two groups in the districts of Otuke and Alebtong Districts, with over 300 members (80% female membership) focusing on the Shea nut value chains..

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Market Information Services

Assignment Completed(2018)

The ICT action Research for the 400 youth and care givers that was implemented from the February 1 ,2018 to 30 th June 2018, allowing the youth and caregivers to explore and engage with ICT tools or participant in the youth investment clubs..

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Market Information Services

Assignment Completed (2019)

Supporting Agri-Business Growth and Development through enhanced Marketing Systems and Value Addition ; Profiling and Delivery of market Information.

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Cloud Hosting and System Development

Assignment Completed (2018)

Development of information and communication platform for producer organizations: Secondary Producer Organisation (starting with 8 SPO) with possibility of business growth. Duration: 6 months.

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Financial Literacy Training

Assignment Completed (2018)

Financial Literacy Training of Catholic Dioceses: Parish and Diocesan financial management series, covered all dioceses in 2 years (Duration :24 months).

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Profiling and System Development

Assignment Completed (2015)

VECO Uganda: Developing farmer information and trading systems for Veco farmers in Uganda and Tanzania covering a total of 25,000 farmers with traceable records, delivery of information on prices, weather, inputs and financial tips..

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Market Information Services

Assignment Completed (2016)

Sauti Africa Limited: provision of across board market information services, for Busia border and Uganda..

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Profiling and Record Management

Assignment Completed (2016)

GOAL Uganda, profiling of farmers (under outfit of FIT Uganda) in ABIM and AGAGO northern Uganda. Record management services, provision of market information, linkage to mobile money services..

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Mid-term Evaluation for Sustainable Agricultural Market Chain Development (SACD):

Assignment Completed (2013)

Mid-term Evaluation for Sustainable Agricultural Market Chain Development (SACD): The project was aimed to generate an in-depth learning-oriented assessment which provided insights in the results, progress and performance of VECOs SACD programme in order to improve VECOs strategies, partnerships and interventions for the groundnut chains as well as generate some overall lessons and recommendations for the global SACD programme of Vredeseilanden. It concentrated on finding out the extent to which the programme had contributed to income and livelihood improvement; strengthening the position of farmers and their organizations in the chain; enhancement of technical and organizational institutional capacity; chain intervention strategies; advocacy actions and integrated learning for VECO..

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Financial Inclusion Services & Record Management

Assignment Completed (2015)

Promoting Economic Inclusion of Livelihoods for Efficiency and Equitable Distribution and Linkage to Productivity Resources using ICTs for Agriculture (FORD FOUNDATION, 14th March 2014 to 13th March 2015) The project aimed at improving responsiveness to the need for access to tailored agricultural finance/credit linkages to agricultural inputs and resource monitoring and tracking with traceable farm records and farm record management services. The purpose of the project was to complete the last mile in the setup and functionality of FARMIS as a solution to business and market/credit linkage service for small holder farmers. It aimed at improving livelihoods’ economic gains through increased participation in the eco- market system..

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Market Information Services

Assignment Completed (2014)

Increasing Public Access To Agricultural Market Information  Improvement of agriculture market information in the country, use of ICT to promote outreach using channels like Mobile , Radio and IVR systems, Online platforms  Coordinate and facilitate the improvement of collection and increase the availability and dissemination of production, market and transaction information of staple crops in the country  Creating sustainable business linkages with other service to actors in the value chain including financial linkages and enabling money remittance services.

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Agricultural Market Information Services.

Assignment Completed (2011)

1st January 2010 to 31st December 2011) The main objective of the project was to improve the collection and increase the availability and dissemination of production, market and transaction information of staple crops in the country on a regular basis while creating sustainable business linkages with other service to actors in the value chain including financial linkages and enabling money remittance services. The project aimed at optimizing the public resources in the most efficient way while creating a link into the private sector for the future sustainability of the activities proposed. All activities in this project are implemented as FIT INFOTRADE pilot activities as a mean of enhancing continuity in the concept development and developing systemic means of address issues in the agribusiness sectors in the country. The purpose of the project was to collect production and market data that will provide reliable information that can be used for focusing interventions food value chain aimed at increasing data about selected crops, creating early warning systems in high productive areas, addressing to regional food security, increase of farmers disposal income, providing information about traders, agro input suppliers and making practical linkages in the participants of the selected staple foods..

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Conservation Farming Initiative (UCFI) Baseline survey

Assignment Completed (2012)

06th July,2012 to 15th October,2012). To improve maize and bean production and marketing, improve manufacturing links and tools for Conservation farming and generating data on key areas including gender, access to financial services as well as environmental compliance of targeted beneficiaries in districts of Masindi, Pader, Lira, Apac, Dokolo, Agago, Kiryandongo, Otuke, Oyam, Alebtong, Kaberamaido and Kole..

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Promoting collection and access to market information using ICT in the UNIDO business information centres

Assignment Completed (2011)

21st November 2011 to 30th December 2011). To harmonise ICT and relevant business information services for the development of local entrepreneurship skills there by promoting productivity for increased local private sector competitiveness.

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Consultancy on evaluation

Assignment Completed

Midterm Review - Youth Entrepreneurship Facility: Supporting the youth in Uganda to turn their energy and ideas into business opportunities by increasing their incomes/ earning capacity and creating decent work for themselves and others. o Evaluation covered 11 districts in Uganda Review of the project implementation components and advise on the approaches.

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Establishment and development of market information services in eight ( 8) DDPIII districts and two(2) municipalities

Assignment Completed (2012)

1st August 2011 to 31st March 2012) Carry out a pre- assessment that should guide the further implementation of the MIS pilot as to improve the understanding of existing systems and capacities, specific requirements for the different stakeholders involved, including end- users and to guarantee sustainability of the efforts..

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Mercy corps Agri-Fin Development & baseline Research

Assignment Completed (2012)

(2nd September 2012 to 31st October 2012). Assess small holder’s organizational capacity (looking at the challenges, needs and opportunities. Identify other key stakeholders backing the value chain (Government line Ministries, local Agriculture Research Institutions, agriculture extension providers at all levels, financial service providers, input suppliers, buyers, wholesalers, and retailers, NGOs and funders) to assess their collaboration strategies and possible partnership or alliances in implementation. Analysis of the areas of interest which include among others; existing farmers’ incomes, crop mix, profits and losses, costs of production, yield and investments in farm inputs then further do sample farmer cash flow, income statement, and the balance sheet for a selected number of farmers for selected number of farmers. Quality assessment in terms of efficiency and doing a comparison of the between the use of the mobile phone service and the standard services. Carry out market assessment (critical success factors, losses and constraints met in marketing).

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Increasing Public access to agricultural market Information

Assignment Completed (2022)

Support the continuity of data collection,verification and analysis. Increase public access to Market Information using both traditional radio-based radio stations and provide capacity building to third party support agencies.

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Promoting Economic Inclusion of Livelihoods for Efficiency and Equitable Distribution and Linkage to Productivity Resources using ICTs for Agriculture

Assignment Completed (2022)

Promoting Economic Inclusion of Livelihoods for Efficiency and Equitable Distribution and Linkage to Productivity Resources using ICTs for Agriculture.

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Agricultural Market Information Services

Assignment Completed (2022)

The main objective of the project was to improve the collection and increase the availability and dissemination of production, market and transaction information of staple crops in the country on a regular basis while creating sustainable business linkages with other service to actors in the value chain including financial linkages and enabling money remittance services. The project aimed at optimizing the public resources in the most efficient way while creating a link into the private sector for the future sustainability of the activities proposed. All activities in this project are implemented as FIT INFOTRADE pilot activities as a mean of enhancing continuity in the concept development and developing systemic means of address issues in the agribusiness sectors in the country. The purpose of the project was to collect production and market data that will provide reliable information that can be used for focusing interventions food value chain aimed at increasing data about selected crops, creating early warning systems in high productive areas, addressing to regional food security, increase of farmers disposal income, providing information about traders, agro input suppliers and making practical linkages in the participants of the selected staple foods. .

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Promoting collection and access to market information using ICT in the UNIDO business information centres

Assignment Completed (2012)

To harmonise ICT and relevant business information services for the development of local entrepreneurship skills there by promoting productivity for increased local private sector competitiveness, industrial innovation capacities and employment generation.

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Integrated Management of Xanthomas wilt bananas in smallholder systems in East and Horn of Africa

Assignment Completed (2022)

Profile 100 banana project farmers from each of the benchmark sites in iboga and Bushenyi Conduct training (practical and theory) selected farmer leaders on how to request and access for banana management and marketing information Provide training on record keeping (farm books)and how to make use of linkages /access to financial services and institutions .

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Market Information Service delivery and interpretation Training

Assignment Completed (2022)

Conduct an Orientation training for CMC leaders about the Infotrade Market Information Delivery platform service, its farmers can benefit from it and how it works. Profile and enrol members onto the platform to receive weekly information updates in Luo language, at least covering sesame, sunflower, groundnuts, rice, maize and beans. Monitor ,record and respond to feedback received from farmers during the period of this engagement .

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Non -exclusive farmer profiling and membership mapping services (primary and baseline profiling of the farmer in the programme to establish levels of entry and service requirements

Assignment Completed (2022)

FIT Insights provided primary and baseline profiling of farmers in the programme to establish levels of entry and service requirements. It gives the farmers a status and reference for services delivery using both modern ICTs for agriculture and other services like financial linkages, marketing and crop insurance. FIT Insights using its short 8555 will provide the farmers with tailored market information. (prices, weather, market opportunities alert and farming tips and extension advisor Using past experience in dissemination, FIT works with other third party service providers like radio, and telecommunication to provide direct market information on the target service while training the farmers for interpretation and access Each of the farmers that are enlisted for the farms services receive financial literacy on completion of their subscription and payment requirement for the programme .

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