ABOUT URKB

Uganda Rice Knowledge Base (URKB)

As a first step towards enabling the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in agriculture, the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries  is developing national level agricultural knowledge management portals.  The flagship initiative for this is development of an exclusive portal on rice., Rice Knowledge Management Portal.

URKB will serve as an information highway for sharing rice knowledge through latest ICT tools including mobile telephony. It will also help agricultural departments’ ongoing activities in reaching out to the farmers through extension advisory services, in most effective way.

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FEATURED

June 6, 2016
Women_drying_rice

Drying systems

Drying can be done using either traditional or mechanical drying systems that have varying technological complexity and capacities for either farm or commercial level.
June 6, 2016
rice-harvesting

Harvesting systems

Various harvesting systems can be observed in different locations. A wide variety of tools may be used such as knives, sickles, animals, stationary threshing machines, tractor-mounted […]