Information systems for remote areas
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Mwendya, Augustine. 2005. Information systems for remote areas. Rural Radio Resource Pack 05/1. Wageningen, The Netherlands: CTA.
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Augustine Mwendya, Executive Secretary of the Uganda National Farmers Federation describes how his organisation is using audio cassettes, the internet and powerful mobile phones to get information to remote areas.
Cue: Sometimes having too much of something is as bad as having none at all. Could this statement be true for information? Certainly with an information resource as big as the internet, learning to find the exact information you need as quickly as possible is an important skill. In Uganda, the same problem applies to getting information from the radio. There are now so many FM radio stations in Uganda that finding programmes that offer particular information - for example on health or farming issues - is increasingly difficult. It is a problem that the Uganda National Farmers Federation is keen to address. At a recent seminar on the role of communication in improving access to food and nutrition, Mwendya Augustine, Executive Secretary of the Federation, spoke to Eric Kadenge about the strategies being used by his organisation to improve the information supplied to farmers, particularly those in the remote, rural areas. IN: ?It is I think generally accepted that our farmers? OUT: ? farmers are not getting the right information.? DUR?N 3?35?