The Ugunja Community Resource Centre (UCRC) is a Kenyan non-governmental organisation in Ugunja District, Siaya County in Western Kenya region. The UCRC aims to equip community members with the skills and resources necessary to combat poverty, hunger, poor health, gender inequality and lack of educational opportunities.
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- Burkina Faso
- C. A. R.
- Cape Verde
- Congo, Rep.
- Cote d'Ivoire
- DR Congo
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
Giving farmers a voice
The project "eRAILS phase II" launched an information exchange service in 13 pilot countries in SSA. The objective is to build a knowledge base in collaboration with 30 farmers' organisations and a large number of experts from the selected countries. During detailed household interviews, a thousand farmers indicate production constraints and are providing valuable data. Recent examples of requests and answers are featured below. The project is contributing to the Promotion of Science and Technology for Agricultural Development in Africa (PSTAD) with financial support of the African Development Bank.
Cabbages drying up
Apple fruit trees declining in terms of production due to poor health
Maize crop affected by a masses of sooty substance.
The project uses the RUN system for the documentation of requests and answers.
Stories from the field
Read the wonders of PSTAD project in Malawi as written by Gibert Malota
Malota is the RAILS focal person for Malawi
DONATA Project learning tour in Gambia (CORAF/WECARD)
A learning tour in Gambia in the framework of the DONATA Project (Dissemination of New Agricultural Technologies in Africa), an initiative coordinated by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and funded by the African Development Bank (ADB), to accelerate the dissemination of high potential agricultural technologies.
Boniface works for Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) as an Assistant Director Information Management and Communication Technology. He also coordinates the Kenya Agricultural Information Network (KAINet). He is instrumental in moving forward RAILS and especially in Kenya by engaging stakeholders in agriculture understand the importance of managing and sharing knowledge plus encouraging/implementing the uptake of emerging ICT technologies. He is administrator of the Kenya eRAILS portal.