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But with the new Emata app, digital accounting is a breeze. The app digitally records the quality and quantity of milk deliveries. The dairy farmer can see exactly how much milk he has delivered to the dairy cooperative and how much he is still owed.

Digital basis for growth
By using the Emata app, dairy farmers are building up a credit history. As a result, they are more likely to receive a loan at affordable rates. This allows them to invest in better feed and vaccinations for their cattle or in materials or more cattle. And that, in turn, is good for productivity and their income.

"Emata enables us to provide affordable financing to disadvantaged groups using the latest technology," says Timothy Musoke, Head of Technology at Laboremus Uganda, the fintech company that Emata developed. "The app works even in remote areas with limited internet access." The local economy also benefits: local vendors are 

more likely to deliver their goods to dairy farmers on credit because they can show reliable financial data.

Sharing data and knowledge
Rabo Foundation wants to strengthen the income and productivity of small farmers with financing solutions that make smart use of data. That's why we joined forces with Laboremus at the beginning of 2019. Together, we are building a dashboard in the app that will help dairy cooperatives gain new insights from the data they collect.

The dashboard allows them to monitor milk production and compare it with other cooperatives. Dairy farmers who are doing well ask them to share their 'best practices'. And they can call in training or other support for farmers who are lagging behind. Musoke: "By the end of 2019, we want to expand the project further so that we can reach one hundred dairy cooperatives by 2020."

Small-scale dairy farmers in Uganda sell their milk to local cooperatives, which process and resell the milk. Because most dairy cooperatives record their distribution on paper, it often takes a long time before the dairy farmers are paid.

On average, 10 cows are kept in one herd by a small-scale dairy farmer.

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Emata wants to reach 100 cooperatives by 2020.

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impactmaker  Timothy Musoke - Hoofd Technologie Laboremus Oeganda

Laboremus 

Uganda

e • ma • ta

Ugandan 
for milk

‘Sell milk
smartly
with an app’


Timothy Musoke
Head Technology Laboremus Uganda

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Emata

Read more stories on our website

Small-scale dairy farmers in Uganda sell their milk to local cooperatives, which process and resell the milk. Because most dairy cooperatives record their distribution on paper, it often takes a long time before the dairy farmers are paid.

But with the new Emata app, digital accounting is a breeze. The app digitally records the quality and quantity of milk deliveries. The dairy farmer can see exactly how much milk he has delivered to the dairy cooperative and how much he is still owed.

Digital basis for growth
By using the Emata app, dairy farmers are building up a credit history. As a result, they are more likely to receive a loan at affordable rates. This allows them to invest in better feed and vaccinations for their cattle or in materials or more cattle. And that, in turn, is good for productivity and their income.

"Emata enables us to provide affordable financing to disadvantaged groups using the latest technology," says Timothy Musoke, Head of Technology at Laboremus Uganda, the fintech company that Emata developed. "The app works even in remote areas with limited internet access." The local economy also benefits: 

Laboremus 

Uganda

‘Sell milk
smartly
with an app’


Timothy Musoke
Head Technology Laboremus Uganda

impactmaker 

e • ma • ta

Ugandan 
for milk

local vendors are more likely to deliver their goods to dairy farmers on credit because they can show reliable financial data.

Sharing data and knowledge
Rabo Foundation wants to strengthen the income and productivity of small farmers with financing solutions that make smart use of data. That's why we joined forces with Laboremus at the beginning of 2019. Together, we are building a dashboard in the app that will help dairy cooperatives gain new insights from the data they collect.

The dashboard allows them to monitor milk production and compare it with other cooperatives. Dairy farmers who are doing well ask them to share their 'best practices'. And they can call in training or other support for farmers who are lagging behind. Musoke: "By the end of 2019, we want to expand the project further so that we can reach one hundred dairy cooperatives by 2020."

On average, 10 cows are kept in one herd by a small-scale dairy farmer.

10

Emata wants to reach 100 cooperatives by 2020.

100