Field data collection training in Masaka, Uganda
April 12th and 13th, 2016 University of Maryland (UMD) in partnership with Sustainable Enterprises for Trade Engagement (SENTE), a Lutheran World Relief (LWR) program led a training in Masaka, Uganda to implement regional data collection for food security monitoring across Central 1 region, Uganda using AgriSenseSTARS tools.
The objective of the training was to pilot crop condition monitoring using tools developed by the AgriSenseSTARS project across the Central 1 region, building off already existing capacity developed through SENTE program. The Pilot is to acquire monthly field data collection on crop conditions for food security monitoring.
This training marked the inception of an invaluable partnership between UMD, LWR, and Gutsinda to establish a multiplatform data collection initiative for livelihood, food security, and crop condition monitoring providing near real time data to key decision makers and stakeholders with the goal of improving livelihoods for smallholder farmers across Uganda.
Training workshop participants at Masaka Community Center
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