Information market place gives farmers access to the knowledge they need. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Principally based on Project ZB0380. National Agricultural Advisory and Development Services (NAADS) in Uganda are finding it easy to get their hands on relevant up-to-date information that addresses farmers' problems thanks to the MPAIS Portal. This privately operated web-based market place for agricultural information makes existing extension materials readily accessible. It acts as a virtual trading environment for agricultural information and market service providers in Uganda. The service providers received training in information management and tailored the content to benefit poor households in the pilot districts in Uganda. New users from other districts are coming on board, and several countries in the East African region have shown interest in joining the MPAIS Portal.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (14 pp.) taken from the CD.


CPH43, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 125.

Published 1 January 2007