YICE Uganda. Improving access to training, funding, and markets for rural farmers. SEED Case Study Series.

2017
Page count
12
pages
Description

Case study on the Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment (YICE), an eco-inclusive enterprise that provides a agricultural services to smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods. YICE has trained a group of farm agents to act as YICE representatives and community leaders. Innovative mobile technology provides smallholder farmers with access to key information on trainings, quality farm inputs,  and fair market prices for produce.  YICE aims to use this information and the provision of microloans to empower the local community to make better, more informed decisions at various levels of the farming value chain.

Publisher
SEED
Publish date
Authors
C. Meyer
M. Cardiff
Language of publication
English
Region/Country
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Uganda
IB topics
BoP as distributor
Environmental Impact
Gender
Inclusive business models and strategy
Sector
Agriculture or Food