Por: Berta Madime, Cacilda Francisco, Natalia Alifoi, Rogério Marques e Vanila Amadeu.
Alusivo aos dez anos do RUFORUM realiza-se em Maputo de 21 a 25 de Julho do ano em curso a quarta Conferência Bianual com o lema “Celebrando a contribuição das instituições educacionais da agricultura terciária e parceiros para o desenvolvimento da agricultura em África”.
O evento contará com presença de personalidades nacionais tais como José Pacheco (Ministro da Agricultura), Graça Machel (Presidente da FDC), Alberto Vaquina (Primeiro Ministro de Moçambique), Orlando Quilambo (Reitor da Universidade Eduardo Mondlane). Read More
BY HAUMBA Eric Nelson, MSC LIS Candidate, Makerere University, Uganda
While riding on a rural road in eastern Uganda, I found a lady selling mangoes and oranges along the road. I stopped to buy from her thinking that prices would be lower than in the city. To my shock, she quoted a price in the same range as that of my urban market. It was later revealed to me that she used her phone to always keep abreast of the city prices in order to get a fair deal from the middlemen who buy from her.
Traditionally, radio and occasionally television were the major communication technologies used to reach out to farmers and it was a largely one way approach availing them weather information and advertising input suppliers. Extension services were always physical face to face activities that also had a patronizing approach. Farmers had challenges learning easily from one another especially across different geographical locations. Read More