Various stakeholders and partners convened in Kampala on September 3 for a discussion on the use of modern technologies such as remote sensing to improve crop production in Uganda. The expectation is that if there is better monitoring and ability to forecast yields, this will contribute to the efficiency of production.
The results shared were from AgriSense-STARS, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-supported research project, which is currently based in Moroto District.
“We chose Moroto because of its easy access although we are expanding the scope. Some of the methods used in other countries can be used here and we can monitor the district,” said Catherine Nakalembe, a faculty research assistant at University of Maryland, who is involved in the study.