Posts Tagged ‘ farmers ’

The Journey of Coffee: From seed to cup

Apr 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Top Story

Jerome Hubbard, second-year graduate student at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, traveled to Uganda where much of the coffee consumed in America is grown. Coffee accounts for 64% of the Uganda’s export revenues, according to the Ugandan Coffee research Centre. Click to his website to see his journey that will make you think about […]



Will Google Trader help farmers in Africa?

Nov 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Food for Thought

By GERALD BUSINGE
November 13, 2009

Software and web-search giant Google last week launched the online Google Trader pilot in Uganda to connect sellers and buyers of goods and services, including in agriculture.

Google Trader online is part of the SMS-based services that the company launched in June in Uganda. The service is aimed at bringing together buyers and sellers of products or services in a “marketplace” using their mobile phones.