Giving Ugandan Farmers Free Access To Internet And IT To Boost Their Output
ICOD Action Network a nonprofit organization founded in March 2008 wants to give Ugandan farmers free internet access and IT resources to boost their productivity. In 2010, ICON Action Network partnered with the Chicago-based Project Focus, to install a solar powered Internet Center that provided free ICT training to farmers in Uganda.
The center has been giving farmers free ICT training and serves as a resource for information sharing in sectors such as agriculture, health, and education to the local communities. The center prides itself for having trained 348 local farmers to use a computer and 6,400 farmers were given training on sustainable agricultural practices called “Permaculture.”
The center was launched to address the lack of adequate access to information, poverty and high illiteracy rates that were deterring the locals from making decent livelihoods and boosting their agricultural production. The center also addresses the poor agricultural practices that strip their land of valuable nutrients, leaving it less fertile over time.
ICOD Action Network is currently running a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo to raise more funds that will enable it to better reach out to more farmers. The center is seeking your financial assistance in order to be able to avail free internet access and IT resources to more farmers in Uganda.
To learn more about ICOD Action Network and find out how you can chip in to help their course, follow this link.