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Erignu Mobile App Training in Apac, Kole and Lira

Eight Tech Consults team led by Robert Tumusiime together with Mr. Joseph Lwevuze took to Northern Uganda in the districts of Apac, Kole and Lira to train Key Farmer Trainers, extensio officers and farmers in the use of the ERIGNU Mobile Application. Erignu Mobile is one of the products under the ICTs for Rice Green gram on the project ( The mobile app developed by Eight Tech Consults for ERIGNU Project has the following modules:

  • Registering of farmers ( Farmer Profiling)
  • Capturing and Sending of Queries (Extension Services)
  • Land Profiling (Location, Size, Ownership etc.)
  • Garden Mapping (Ownership, Location, Size, Variety and Maturity)
  • The Open Market (Free Online Market Place)
  • Input and Output provider profiles
  • Yield Prediction and Demand Forecasting

The team is led by Dr. Drake Patrick Mirembe the CTO of 8tech and Lecturer Makerere University College of Computing. Drake has been at the forefront of developing innovative ICTs for Agriculture for over 15 years and has vast experience in ICT4Agric, Information Security, Management consulting and E-learning among others.


Robert Tumusiime (Bob) is the tech manager at 8tech and a freelance web and graphic designer. Billing himself as a web craftsman, he takes great pride in his work, giving time and attention to the details and nuance of what he builds.

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