Developing Marketing Strategies For Farmers

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The first harvests of water melon by the farmers has started. As a result there is need to start developing marketing strategies not only for the melon fruit but also other produce that the farmers will grow.

This task has been created because: farmers lack adequate capacity (including knowledge, skills and infrastrure) in post-harvest handling, processing, storage, transportation and marketing of their agricultural products. They lack reliable means for transportation of their produce to urban markets, especially during the rainy season due to the marram potholed roads that become slippery and impassable. This sometimes causes significant losses, since there are no refrigrated storage facilities or agroprocessing plants in the area.

There is an urgent need to empower the farmers and train them to overcome the above challenges so as realise maximum benefits from the project. You are invited to develop strategies to facilitate efforts to assist farmers to improve the harvesting, processing and marketing of their agricultural produce.

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Dear Neighbour,

Some farmers have started harvesting the melon fruit. We shall need to come up with strategies to enable farmers sell the fruit and get incomes.

Your advice and support is welcome.

Marsha Denis

Tomusange being congratulated by Mr.Tamale.jpg
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This really worries me. I had assumed that there is a ready market for melons since that was what was being promoted. Marketing solutions must come first then the growing. I fear that many will rot in the field unless a market is found fast.

Farmer's markets are growing fast around the world. Is there any way to set up a way to market them in the nearest village or town, selling directly to the consumers? I understand transportation will be a problem. Otherwise, they will have to sell to a wholesaler with his truck at a cheap price.

That is a pretty melon and I love all that mulch all over the ground.

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Dear Ken,

We are in the process of identifying market opportunities. The market for water melon fruit is available;but we are trying to develop strategies of getting the melon and other farmers produce [to be grown in the near future] to the earliest markets . Butikiro village is over 39 km away from Kiboga town and over 140 kms from Kampala city.

We want these farmers to get better prices for this produce.
Otherwise the melon fruit takes about 14-21 days without rotting. I am optimistic that by then we should have come up with strategies.

Thank you for the positive notes regarding the mulch. The results seen are a result of the trainings you have undertaken in Butikiro, including your kind advice.

Best regards,
Marsha Denis

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The marketing of melon fruit started.

Key marketing strategies being developed include:

1. The identification and rent of one or two rooms’ space in Kiboga district which would become a marketing centre point for farmers. This would be a meeting point for farmers and potential produce buyers for all future products.

2. The buying of a community pickup truck that would be used by farmers to transport their produce to Kiboga and or Kampala for marketing.

3. The identification of a market stall in Kiboga town market.

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stdClass Object ( [nid] => 223787 [vid] => 224713 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1247144134 [changed] => 1247144135 [comment] => 0 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1247144135 [title] => Marketing ideas [body] => I like farmers marketing directly to the consumers but it has its problems. I have been involved in Farmer's Markets over the years. While I was in Malawi teaching, the first Organic FM opened. I did not get to visit it. A stall seems a good way to go. Buying a truck is expensive. What about hiring a truck to pickup and deliver to the stall? With melons this may not be practical [high volume and weight] but a trailer to pull behind a bicycle moves a lot of produce with little cost. Build the trailer locally. I have plans that I have used to make them. Stagger the planting dates for melons so that they do not all ripen at once. The market is then flooded with melons. There is only so much market each week. Are cantalopes [mushmelons] grown there? I prefer cantalope. If not, I am sure they would sell. Grown the same as watermelons. [teaser] => I like farmers marketing directly to the consumers but it has its problems. I have been involved in Farmer's Markets over the years. While I was in Malawi teaching, the first Organic FM opened. I did not get to visit it. A stall seems a good way to go. Buying a truck is expensive. What about hiring a truck to pickup and deliver to the stall? With melons this may not be practical [high volume and weight] but a trailer to pull behind a bicycle moves a lot of produce with little cost. Build the trailer locally. I have plans that I have used to make them. [log] => [format] => 1 [uid] => 5266 [name] => minifarms [picture] => [data] => a:6:{s:16:"nodecomment_sort";s:1:"1";s:16:"privatemsg_allow";i:1;s:28:"privatemsg_setmessage_notify";i:0;s:8:"og_email";s:1:"2";s:17:"messaging_default";s:4:"mail";s:7:"contact";i:0;} [path] => village/butikiro/project/task/discussion/marketing-ideas [field_embedded_video] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [embed] => [value] => [provider] => [data] => Array ( ) ) ) [field_external_link] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) [1] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 202314 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [202314] => Kiyuni Parish ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 223787 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => 127.0.0.1 [thread] => 02/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 221132 [depth] => 0 )

I like farmers marketing directly to the consumers but it has its problems. I have been involved in Farmer's Markets over the years. While I was in Malawi teaching, the first Organic FM opened. I did not get to visit it.

A stall seems a good way to go. Buying a truck is expensive. What about hiring a truck to pickup and deliver to the stall? With melons this may not be practical [high volume and weight] but a trailer to pull behind a bicycle moves a lot of produce with little cost. Build the trailer locally. I have plans that I have used to make them.

Stagger the planting dates for melons so that they do not all ripen at once. The market is then flooded with melons. There is only so much market each week.

Are cantalopes [mushmelons] grown there? I prefer cantalope. If not, I am sure they would sell. Grown the same as watermelons.

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Dear Ken,
Farmers are already directly selling some of fruit to consumers in Butikiro and surrounding areas (as communicated in the Butikiro news page).

Whereas the community pick up idea sounds expensive, buying a second hand pickup is a good idea in the long run. Farmers and local people will not only use the pickup for transporting produce in one season only they will use it in coming seasons as means of transporting produce including honey, fruit and maize grain in the near future.

Whereas the idea of the trailer behind a bicycle is great, transporting the produce some 40kms away to Kiboga town using this means may sound abit unrealistic.

In the next planting season, we shall as much stagger the dates as advised. In fact this was practiced during the melon growing. The farmers harvesting now were the first initial 17 farmers the project started with. 23 farmers' melon plants begun fruiting a few weeks ago.

Warmest regards,
Denis Marsha

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I am happy to note that as one of the strategies of assisting farmers market their produce, SLINT-Uganda has purchased a pre-owned pickup truck for farmers in Butikiro and the surrounding villages. Please visit our news section to read more about this important development.

The truck will also be used to fetch water for irrigating the farmers' crops, using methods such as "bucket-drip irrigation", during the dry season.

Other marketing options are still being sought including identifying a market stall in one of the urban areas as well as a store probably in Kiboga town.

Thank you,
Denis Marsha

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Great job on securing the pick-up truck. This will be very helpful as the produce goes to market. Also, good idea for using it to haul water for the drip irrigation.

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I am humbled to report that the Farmers in Butikiro have started harvesting green pepper, cabbage vegetables and some watermelon fruits under the Kiyuni Fruit and Vegetable Growing for Sustainable Livelihoods project.

We also bring you some of the photos herein. Please find the news posted at this link for more details: http://www.nabuur.com/en/village/butikiro/newsletter/fruits-and-vegetabl...

We most sincerely thank Rick Ellis and SLINT-Uganda Board Members who provided the financial support as well the on-line volunteers who have continued sharing their experiences, technical knowledge and skills. We also extend our gratitude to the project farmers who despite the several challenges have managed seeing the last cropping season in 2009 harvest some positive results.

A family member delivers green pepper for packaging.jpg
Farmers assist a colleague to pick green pepper.jpg
Mr.Ssali (left) poses with Nyanzi in one of his gardens.jpg
Farmers load vegetables  on the community pickup truck.jpg
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