Does Record Keeping Matter in informal agribusiness trade

Record keeping as told by Robert Tumuhimbise (Facilitator for Kabale Youth Mushroom Enterprise in Kicumbi)

I am a facilitator of Kabale Youth Mushroom Group. After training on Record Keeping by Infotrade, I practically learned the importance of keeping records for my farming enterprise; that is, for reference and proper planning. Initially I used to find it difficult to plan properly for my enterprise. I could not even determine whether I was operating in profits or loss, reason being that I did not have any records on my farming activities (enterprise). However with Infotrade intervention, I learnt how to keep farm records using a farm book such as production records and sales records. I can also easily determine whether I am operating in profit or loss and this has been so helpful in planning for my enterprise. For season B 2018, the cost of production was 250,000/=, total sales were 1,309,000/= , earned 1,056,500/= as profit , and saved 765,750/= for next season. Expected income for next season is 1,200,000/=.