By Andrew Visper
Victoria University Alumni has given back to the university ahead of the upcoming 4th graduation slated for Friday 6th at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
Going by this year’s theme “Developing Agents of Change”, the alumni through their Famunera- an online agriculture business market place have demonstrated it by signing a memorandum of understanding with Victoria University.
The MOU undertakes specific internships placement for VU students at no cost.
The two parties shall also explore mutual opportunities of joint research, publications, mentorships and capacity building.
Famunera- an online agriculture business market place, is a platform were all agricultural products are sold and those with agricultural inputs are marketed or sold from.
The platform has captured the attention of all farmers across the country and so far over 100,000 farmers have been serviced through the initiative.
2500 are the registered farmers in their database and out of which 1200 are agricultural buyers, 200 are farmer groups,1000 are independent farmers, 50 are extension service providers and 150 are input suppliers on the platform. However, much they have served over 100,000 farmers meaning they have even served those not registered in the database.