• What is iKnowFarm?

    iKnowFarm is an AgriTech that provides farmers with access to quality, genuine, and affordable agricultural inputs, extension support services, links to profitable and reliable output markets, and digital literacy programs for smallholder farmers in Uganda. We also provide the iKnowFarm App as a tool for NGOs to connect with their beneficiaries.

  • Who is behind iKnowFarm App and how was it developed?

    iKnowFarm App was created with the needs of small-scale farmers in mind. Through a collaborative effort, farmers, local governments, agricultural experts, and NGOs all played a key role in shaping the app's features and functionalities. This user-centric approach ensures iKnowFarm offers the most relevant and helpful information for those who use it most. iKnowFarm is led by Grace Muhumuza, a Ugandan entrepreneur who serves as the company's CEO. The app's development was made possible through the Digital Innovations for Zero Hunger project. This project is funded by BMZ through Welthungerhilfe in partnership with PALM Corps.

  • How does iKnowFarm help farmers?

    The iKnowFarm app puts a wealth of agricultural knowledge at your fingertips. Access free agric content on best practices for crops, livestock, and pest control, available offline and online in text, video, and audio formats. Connect with agricultural extension workers and NGOs for personalized advice. Share knowledge and experiences with fellow farmers through the farmers forum. iKnowFarm even offers a convenient in-app agroinputs shop to find essential farm supplies and a free marketplace to advertise your agricultural products. iKnowFarm goes beyond the app to empower farmers with digital literacy. In partnership with NGOs, iKnowFarm offers workshops that equip farmers with the skills and confidence to navigate the app effectively and unlock its full potential. This ensures everyone can benefit from the resources available on iKnowFarm.

  • Who can use iKnowFarm?

    iKnowFarm is designed for small scale rural farmers, but can also be used by urban farmers, agricultural students, and private institutions.

  • Is iKnowFarm free?

    Yes, iKnowFarm is free to download and use.

  • What languages is iKnowFarm available in?

    iKnowFarm is currently available in Lugbara, Arabic, and English. Additional languages, such as French and Luganda, may be added in the future.

  • How many farmers currently use iKnowFarm?

    Currently, iKnowFarm provides services to over 33,000 smallholder farmers spread across Uganda and border districts in neighbouring countries such as Kenya, the DRC, and South Sudan. iKnowFarm focuses on serving women and refugees.

  • How does iKnowFarm support sustainable development goals?

    iKnowFarm supports several sustainable development goals, including SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), and SDG 13 (Climate Action). The app helps farmers improve their livelihoods, increase food security, promote gender equality, create markets for agricultural produce, and mitigate climate change through sustainable farming practices.

  • How can I get involved with iKnowFarm?

    If you're interested in getting involved with iKnowFarm, you can contact us through our website or social media channels. We're always looking for partners, volunteers, and supporters to help us expand our services and reach more farmers.

  • What agroinputs do you supply?

    We supply a range of agroinputs to farmers and NGOs across the country, including seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and farming equipment. We always focus on organic inputs and products made locally by Ugandans

  • Which payment methods do you allow?

    We allow all major payment options, including mobile money, bank transfers, and cash on delivery.

  • Which areas do you deliver to?

    We deliver our products and services to farmers and NGOs across the entire country, including in the West Nile region where iKnowFarm was initially launched.

  • Is iKnowFarm a government program?

    No, iKnowFarm is not a government program. However, it aligns with Uganda’s National Development Plan (NDPIII), collaborates with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), and works closely with local government bodies and extension workers to create relevant agricultural content. You can also get a list of all government and private extension workers on the iKnowFarm app.

  • What if i dont have a smartphone?

    If you don't have a smartphone, don't worry, we always have sponsored programs where we provide phones to groups at subsidized prices (50%). If you have just a basic phone, you can still call us on our toll-free number, 0800381381, to talk to an agronomist for free. This service is made possible through a partnership with HORIZONT3000.