Yo! Uganda Limited will be part of the round table sessions at the National Agricultural show taking place from 5 – 14 August 2022 at the Jinja Nile National Agricultural show grounds. The discussions will focus on digitization in the Agriculture sector.
We shall present on Thursday 11 August, under the theme; “Getting farmers financially included.” This will take place at the MasterCard tent, starting at 11:00 am until 1:00pm.
The team from Yo! Uganda will present for 10 minutes, on how we are ensuring financial inclusion of farmers with the Yo Pay Agric solution.
Yo! Uganda will also have an exhibition tent where you will be able to find out more about our products and services.
Yo! Uganda Limited (“Yo!”) is the leading financial technology solutions provider based in Uganda. In 2021, the company announced a new grant partnership with the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) to roll out MasterCard Farmer Network – a digital agriculture solution that digitizes marketplaces, payments and workflows within the agriculture sector.
Yo! Is currently leading the implementation teams on ground in rolling out a customized version of MasterCard Farmer Network, tightly integrated with Yo!’s payments infrastructure countrywide. Over the last one year or so, Yo! has been working in close collaboration with USADF and MasterCard in reaching out to include 300,000 farmers across Uganda into the digital ecosystem.
The platform provides a digital marketplace for buyers who are looking for sustainable sources of quality produce at favorable market prices and a place for small-holder farmers to access reliable markets and fair prices.
The aim of the partnership is to create permanent links between key stakeholders in the agriculture sector, which serves as the largest employer in the Ugandan economy. This is already creating a one-stop digital marketplace, advancing digital inclusion and fostering wealth creation for both individuals and communities.
The implementation of this digital technology will also help bring more visibility to supply chains and help move farmers away from unreliable and risky cash-based interactions.