Field Stories

  • Oct 26, 2018

    Derrick Naweya, 27, MSA Tororo District.

    “I was working as an Agricultural Extension Officer with the District Farmer Organization in Tororo when I was recruited onto the MUIIS project sometime last year. I took up this job to compliment my income so I can fulfill my dreams. I have used the money earned from MUIIS to pay school fees for...
  • Oct 26, 2018

    Mariam Kawendeke, 51, MSA Iganga District.

    “I am a wife and mother of six children and must commend MUIIS for changing my life. In the beginning it was quite challenging to get farmers onboard. Some did not trust us but when I engaged the local council, church and other opinion leaders my work became easier. We were always given an...
  • Oct 26, 2018

    Eric Mbidde, MSA Luwero District.

    “I joined MUIIS after being unemployed for a while through a friend at Zirobwe Agaliawamu Agri-Business Training Association (ZAABTA) in Luwero. To date, I have profiled 700 farmers and I have learned a lot in the process. I have been contracted by three large scale farmers to provide extension...
  • Oct 26, 2018

    Annet Mugala, 26, MSA Budaka, Eastern Region.

    “The MUIIS project has changed my life in many ways that I will always be eternally grateful. I am a single mother of one child and joined this project last year in September. I had so many debts that I cleared as soon as I was paid after registering 230 farmers. I was so excited and motivated to...
  • Oct 26, 2018

    John Kiyingi, 23, MSA Luwero District.

    “When I finished university in August 2016, I went back home and resorted to farming on the family plot. I planted tomatoes but unfortunately, my tomatoes didn’t survive as they were hot with severe drought. Discouraged, I then went out to seek employment and luckily started work at a sand quarry....
  • Oct 26, 2018

    Yofisa Oketcho, sub-county chief of Apokori, Tororo District.

    Forty year old Florence Abalo from Matidi in Kitgum district, makes inquiries from a MUIIS service agent about the services they have during one the many rural outreach marketing campaigns conducted. And the initial information she gets leaves her beaming with delight at the prospect of improved...
  • Sep 19, 2018

    Esau Oketcho Misinde, Maize farmer, Nabuyoga sub-county.

    “I am a Maize farmer under the MUIIS project in Uganda. Last season, I faced a lot of challenges ranging from weather to pests. However, with the number agricultural advisory tips I received on my phone from MUIIS on weather and pest management, I managed to address the Army Worm issue I was facing...
  • Sep 19, 2018

    Ronah Nyiraneza, Project Coordinator MUIIS, Uganda Co-operative Alliance Limited.

    “We at Uganda Cooperative Alliance (UCA) are proud to be associated with the MUIIS project. This is one project I personally feel connects to the farmer directly bearing in mind that information is a powerful tool at all levels of development. When a farmer is able to connect to the digitalized...
  • Sep 19, 2018

    Dennis Acobi, Mercy Corps Uganda.

    “MUIIS is one of the projects under Mercy Corps Uganda’s AgriFin Mobile program that promotes the increased use of ICT and digital services among the rural communities. Through this project, over 190 Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) registered under the MUIIS project have been instructed on...