Agriculture is aback born of Uganda’s economy, but it has been noted that agricultural products are available with farmers both in gardens and stores but no sustainable markets for their enterprise. Rwenzori Information Centers Network (RIC-NET) as an Non Governmental Organization is spearheading in sharing market information with farmers on how they can access potential market s for their produce by connecting them to potential buyers in the market and availing the current market prices. This has been done using ICT web based platforms like bulk sms via farmer’s phones about market prices on free basis, plant diseases and sharing video documentaries captured from successful farmers . Plant clinics have helped farmers to identify certain crop diseases and take them to plant doctors for diagnosis.
From farmer’s market symposium that was held from 23rd - 25th May 2012 in Kisinga Sub County - Kasese district, Mrs. Sarah Bogera was one of the successful farmers in Kisinga who advised fellow farmers to practice family planning to be able to reach market easily both locally and internationally. For example a pregnant and breastfeeding mother carrying a batch of mattoke or a sack of cassava on their bark while holding a hand of another young child. She also noted that children at some stages are destructive to crops like mangos, jackfruits, fishponds when they not yet mature which also leads to low productivity.
If farmers continue accessing market information and form large farmer groups, they will achieve their goal in their out put.