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Welcome to Kudu! Buy and sell agricultural goods in Uganda with our easy-to-use auction system.

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Kudu Live Stats

(from Aug 13 2017 to Aug 20 2017)

Current number of traders: 17,571

Current top 5 products among buyers:

Produce Name Lug Species Luo SpeciesQuantity
Maize (Kasooli) (Lanyogi)2,558,200 kgs
Soya (Soya) (Soya)1,220,300 kgs
Sorghum (Muwemba) (Abir)590,200 kgs
Beans (Nambale) (Nywagi)100,000 kgs
Groundnuts (Binyebwa) (Pul)66,800 kgs

Current top 5 products among sellers:

Produce Name Lug Species Luo SpeciesQuantity
Maize (Kasooli) (Lanyogi)1,503,270 kgs
Soya (Soya) (Soya)502,700 kgs
Beans (Nambale) (Nywagi)209,280 kgs
Beans (Yellow) (Nywagi)102,600 kgs
Rice (Mukyele-Kayiso) (Mucele-Kayiso)45,500 kgs

Kudu news

March 18, 2017: The Kudu team has assembled in Kampala. We are excited to meet with many farmers, traders, and potential partners over the coming week.

February 15, 2017: More than 900 Kudu traders were recently surveyed about their experiences with Kudu. We value user feedback and will use this data to improve the Kudu experience.

December 7, 2016: John Quinn has released an awesome visualization of the geographic distribution of asks and bids on Kudu for popular crops.

November 14, 2016: Kudu has surpassed 10,000 registered users! Next up, the 100,000 user barrier!

March 10, 2016: Kudu is now live on USSD interface *289*55#.
USSD presents a highly flexible interface for capturing user input in an easy to follow and intuitive workflow.

Kudu was on March 14, 2014 selected along with two other projects to benefit from the Resilient Africa Network (RAN) Resilience Innovations Acceleration Program. RAN organized an exhibition at the Makerere University main hall to identify promising innovations from partner universities and innovation hubs. More here ...

Our scientific paper on Kudu was accepted for publication in ACM-DEV, Nov 4, 2013.
A Mobile Market for Agricultural Trade in Uganda. R. Ssekibuule, J. Quinn, K. Leyton-Brown. ACM Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM-DEV), 2013.

The Myth of Scarcity in Ugandan Agricultural Market, Aug 10, 2013. Our wonderful article on Kudu published on Medium.com

60 Minutes with the Observer, May 02, 2013.
Shifa from the Observer visited us to learn more about Kudu. She wrote an article that covers a wide scope of our work ... (more)

The First Five Hundred, March 18, 2013.
By the middle of March we've reached 500 registered users. Our radio broadcasts in different locations across Uganda (including Luo broadcasts on the UBC Blue Channel) ... (more)

Why an Agricultural Auction Market?, March 11, 2013.
In Uganda there has been heavy investment in modernization of agriculture to increase farm productivity through various agricultural educational programs ... (more)

Owino Market Visits, February 23, 2013.
We recently visited Owino market (one of the largest markets in Uganda) to promote Kudu. The reception was great and we got several traders texting to buy agricultural produce. Enjoy the pictures! ... (more)

Kalerwe Market Visit, February 23, 2013.
We recently visited Kalerwe market in Kampala to assess the impact of Kudu on Trader activities. The raw video here is in Luganda ... (more)