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NARO launches digital platforms

On Friday morning, the DDG-ATP Dr. Imelda N. Kashaija launched the NARO digital platforms at the Uganda Media Center.

The platforms launched include: NARO SMS Platform, 3 mobile apps available on Google Play Store (naro maize, naro beans & naro cassava), UARISTS and the Seed Traceability system.

The US$100,000 investment in these online platforms will go a long way in easing access to agricultural research information by various stakeholders.

NARO stakeholders that don’t have smart phones can still access this information via USSD by going to the message option on their phones: Type NARO space question send to 8888.

The messages that will cost 220/= each are viewed as the best alternative to traveling long distances to access vital information and advisory services in agriculture.

The seed traceability system once integrated e-voucher system under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries will ease the authentication of suppliers of agro-inputs.

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