FtF IAM works with input distributors through networks of agents and retailers to build demand and create awareness of quality inputs amongst smallholder farmers. This week:
- Agro Supply Ltd. established 25 demonstration gardens for improving soybean and maize varieties and trained 320 farmers on good agricultural practices in Northern and Eastern Uganda. This is intended to increase product knowledge and encourage farmers to adopt new technologies that improve production and productivity. Agro Supply has also initiated the sale of inputs for Season B 2022. So far, they have distributed 12,839 kilograms of quality seeds (including maize, sorghum, and soybean) worth an estimated UGX 124,269,000 (USD 32,751) to 2,025 farmers (including 779 women and 1,419 youth). This early distribution of inputs will enable farmers to plant on time, resulting in increased yields.
- Home Harvest established two (2) vegetable nurseries in Abim and trained 42 farmers on site selection and nursery bed establishment to improve farmers’ knowledge and create awareness of the proper management practices of vegetable seeds. Home Harvest also facilitated field days in Lira and Oyam where 217 farmers were exposed to different agronomic practices and technologies in vegetable production. This was done to increase the awareness of quality inputs and technologies promoted by Home Harvest