In August 2015, Farmgain Africa Ltd. together with partners in the Humidtropics innovation platform in Kiboga and Kyankwanzi district successfully facilitated a negotiation between an institutional buyer (ARUWE) and farmer groups to purchase soybean which had been grown by farmers in the first Season of 2015. This is a major breakthrough in our market linkage efforts.
Farmgain Africa together with Makerere University College of Agriculture and Environment Science Makerere University Kampala (MUK), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Mukono Zonal Agricultural Research Institute (MUZARDI) together with several partners in Uganda are operating a platform in this program and have developed research proposals with science based and broader partnership engagement including CGIAR and local institutes and organizations to address systems innovations. The program was pioneered in Kiboga/Kyankwanzi and Mukono/Wakiso.
Humid tropics program is a global initiative that helps poor farm families, particularly led by women, in Tropical Africa, Asia and Americas to boost their income and nutrition through integrated agricultural systemsâ€™ intensification while preserving their land for future generations.
Farmgain Africa is a partner in this platform and plays the leading role of linking farmers to market by establishing operational MOUs between traders and farmer groups.