12 January 2006

Web market place tested for rural agricultural information providers in Uganda

A recent article in New Agriculturist On-line describes how a Market Place for Agricultural Information Services (MPAIS) is being used in Uganda to link farmers with providers of advice and information.

Access to MPAIS in the rural areas is by personal computers, and through Internet Cafes in rural towns for those without a PC. According to the project coordinator, "We have learnt that this is a viable market for information services." Further, there is a willingness by farmers to pay for information services.




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