The NAMIS project is implemented in partnership by UWRSA and FIT Insights working with existing government structures, line ministries, and programs at the local governments supported by the Ministry of Trade and Industry to promote commercialisation of produce.

UWRSA are data governors and FIT Insights the data processing services operator - involved in the data collection, verification, tabulation, analysis and dissemination of market information

Partner roles

a) Uganda National Warehouse Receipt Authority (UWRSA)

This working partnership between UWRSA & FIT Insights has revived the National Market Information service delivery to a Private Public Partnership model. For the public good, this service has targeted to start with a total of 18 commodities that are aggregated from 10 Subregions in the country and prices collected from 11 trading hubs namely Kampala, Jinja, Fort portal, Homia, Moroto, Mbale, Lira, Gulu, Arua, Mbarara and Soroti.

UNWRA is on board to treat and manage national data by allowing the collection of transaction prices from the Registered Warehouses to give indicative prices for off takers on daily basis and as well provide a bi-annual food sector report to the public.

b) Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)

FIT Insights is working in partnership with Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) to provide weather and market information to over 1,000,000 male and female individuals living and working around wetlands in 24 districts of Uganda.

This partnership extension with UNMA funded by UNDP [through the Ministry of Environment and Energy - sub component 3] has improved the livelihoods of traders and farmers living and working around the wetlands to receive market information services that include weather information, prices and early warming alerts. The weather information developed by UNMA on a six hourly basis from is disseminated by FIT insights on a weekly basis

In the partnership agreement, UNMA provides for generation of weather information on a daily; and FIT insights is required to disseminate a comprehensive format of weather content for all the user case service beneficiaries

c) FIT Insights Limited

FIT Insights Limited are the proprietary owners of the INFOTRADE (i.e., Information for Trade) an Agribusiness Market information Services (AMIS) that was initially started 2008.

The INFOTRADE service platform was started with support from Danida and Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to offer a public market information service in partnership with FIT as information processor and service provider. The company carries history data of over 23 years on markets and their past work experience has transformed the agribusiness sector in Market information services, farm records, agribusiness value chain development and market insights and linkages.