PALM Corps in partnership with Welthungerhilfe is implementing the Digital Innovations for Zero Hunger Project with funding from Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of German (BMZ) in Westnile region in Districts of Arua, Madi-Okollo, Yumbe, Adjumani, Moyo, Nebbi/Zombo and Terego. The project has a target to reach up to 25,000 users in three years (2021-2024) with over 9000 direct users already enjoying the fruits of the App.
The main objective of this project is to increase agricultural production through access to information for the farmers, link farmers to markets and input dealers and other stakeholders through digital solutions.
Phase one of the project ended with the development of the prototype of the application (iKnowFarm) with content uploaded ready to be made use of by the farmers. And the second phase of the project started with further developments on the App, creation of more features, uploading of more content and enrolment of users (farmers) on the App.
This launch is anticipated to host over 300 participants; different stakeholders in Agribusiness, including financial service providers, DLGs, youth entrepreneurs in agribusiness and professionals, lead farmers and farmer organizations, Agri-insurance providers, NGOs focusing on agriculture livelihoods and Youth support organizations, Development partners, among others.
The launch will take place on 28/04/2022 at Coco Palm Gardens, Arua.