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New online platform to support grain farmers

Published on January 09, 2017

Grain and cereal farmers in Rwanda will now be able to access regional market information, particularly prices and markets, thanks to an online platform unveiled by the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC).

The Regional Agricultural Trade Intelligence Network (RATIN) will help address the problem of poor access to market information among grain and cereal value chain actors in the country, Seth Kwizera, the EAGC country programme manager, said.

He said stakeholders will be able to choose where to sell or buy grains at better prices.“The platform helps users to know prices in countries we are working with because the value chain actors communicate through the platform by sharing daily updates on prices without moving from one place to another,” he said while explaining at the launch in Kigali recently. Read more. Source | New Times