Raising awareness of Fall Armyworm among Farmers in Uganda

Trac FM has partnered with the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to raise awareness of and sensitize farmers on how to detect and control the Fall Armyworm (FAW) among farmers in Central Uganda – with specific focus on Mubende, Mityana and Kiboga districts.


Trac FM works with NGOs, CSOs, research groups, activists and government institutions. With these partners we set up advocacy campaigns, M&E projects, research surveys and early warning mechanisms. Trac FM is a multi-purpose tool. Contact us if you are interested in setting up a campaign.

EA: Deforestation in Uganda, Can agroforestry come to the rescue?

Agroforestry is an agricultural practice whereby trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops and pastureland. Agroforestry could mitigate some of the negative consequences caused by rampant deforestation in Uganda (200.000 acres per year -> 1.8% of forest cover).

ISER: Contracting private schools in public education

Getting parents to follow the money
The introduction of Universal Primary Education (UPE) resulted in a high demand for secondary education. To deal with this high demand, the government of Uganda in 2007 started to contract private schools to provide education to public students.

RAHU: Youth Friendly Health Services

What if you fear to ask your doctor?
Adolescents have specific health needs and often fear to approach health services. That is why specialized youth-friendly health services (YFHS) have started to roll out in Uganda. YFHS are regulated under the ‘Ugandan Adolescent Health Policy’. This policy is currently under review as it lacks clear guidelines on how the services should be implemented. The Trac FM campaign, therefore, aimed to provide insight into the health needs for adolescents and the barriers they face in the current provision of YFHS.

HEPS: Acting on the earliest signs of Malaria

How Rapid Diagnostic Tests can help fight Uganda’s most deadly disease.
With over 7 million reported cases in 2015, Malaria remains an enormous public health threat in Uganda. Trac FM launched a radio campaign with HEPS-Uganda to discover and discuss the practices and perceptions of Ugandans regarding Malaria self-testing.

UWONET : Debating the Marriage and Divorce Bill

The controversial ‘Marriage and Divorce Bill’ aims to reform and redress the gender imbalance that have existed in Marriage and Divorce Acts in Uganda, both dating from 1906. While several consultations by the Uganda Law Reform Commisison made proposes in the 1960’s for the need for reform of the marriage and divorce Acts, there have been numerous misconceptions and myths surrounding the proposed Bill.

BBC Media Action: Somaliland

The main objective of this project is to build the capacity of the target audiences to engage in an informed debate facilitated by live interactive talk-shows as a means to hold power-holders accountable.

HEPS 1.0: Consumer Awareness Campaign on Essential Medicines

The purpose of this project is to increase awareness of consumers and private sellers on health rights and responsibilities related to medicines including medicine prices and rational use of medicines.

HEPS 2.0: Empowering communities to ensure access to quality health services

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to improved access to quality health service delivery in target districts of Kiboga and Lira by 2018.

Common Matters

Trac FM works with selected CSOs and activist groups and 9 radio stations in Uganda to boost 5 advocacy campaigns in 1 year. Topics include women's rights, Malaria and sexual education. Learn more ->

Light for the World Netherlands (LFTW)

Trac FM & Light for the World Netherlands (LFTW) collaborate in a new partnership, regarding the Livelihoods Improvement Challenge Project.

Read more on how we include youth with various disabilities!


In partnership with The Action Group for Health, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (AGHA), Trac FM will run this campaign in the two districts of Lyantonde and Pallisa to conduct SMS-based polls on health service delivery related topics.

My Children 2

Trac FM partner up with Farm Radio International and Harvest Plus to measure the impact of the "My Children 2" radio drama. Aired on 13 radio stations across Uganda in seven languages, the radio drama is intended to increase the cultivation and consumption of Orange Sweet Potato.

Set the Agenda 2 - What's Next?

In the aftermath of the 2016 elections, Trac FM set up a 5 months campaign to ask listeners key issues about Uganda's future and follow-up on the results of the presidential elections.

Set the Agenda

Together with 10 radio stations across Uganda, Trac FM set up 3 month campaign to ask radio listeners to 'Set the Agenda' for key issues for Uganda Elections. Over 45.000 replies came in so far! Find the results of the polls below.

Wottazela 2.0

How do people's attitudes affect the development of piped water schemes? What do they think about the organizations that are supposed to help? WSDF-N, Mega FM, and Trac FM join forces to find out. 

HEPS Uganda: Take Stock

Despite a new commitment for the Ugandan government to promote family planning and supply chain policy changes, the public health care system remains plagued by a shortage of contraceptives. HEPS Uganda and Trac FM are taking stock.

Hearing Somali Voices - Free Press Unlimited & Trac FM

Since 2014, Trac FM enabled 80.000 Somali citizens to send over 370.000 SMS messages to their favourite radio talk-shows. Topics related to security, employment, refugees, donor aid and local river flooding were discussed.

Wottazela Water Project

Getting access to clean water is still a problem for many Ugandans. Trac FM pairs up with uNws and ACP-EU to evaluate the effectiveness of piped water schemes in Northern Uganda.

LRA & Joseph Kony

Trac FM looks into local perceptions and lets people, who are often unheard, give their opinion on events. One of the most evident examples of the disconnect between local views and global news may be the International campaign against Joseph Kony and the Lord Resistance Army (LRA).

Orange Sweet Potato Campaign

Nearly one in every three pre-schoolers in Uganda lacks vitamin A, and a quarter of their mothers do as well. This can result in impaired immunity and eye damage leading to blindness and even death. Three NGOs team up to raise awareness about the importance of consuming Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes by putting the power of radio drama in to work.

World Radio Day

This Thursday Feb 13th is World Radio Day. All over the world, radio stations are hosting special shows to celebrate the importance of FM radio. TRAC FM joins the celebrations by running a special Radio Day poll across Uganda. Over 6000 Ugandans participated!

Trac FM service delivery in Uganda - supported by Twaweza

Trac FM is conducting weekly polls in Uganda on social issues and services delivery. This program is supported by Twaweza. Twaweza works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.


TRAC FM joined hands with WWF’s Earth Hour and Text to Change to combine mobile technology and radio to address the impact of this major environmental problem.


TRAC FM works with community radio stations in Uganda to carry out polls to establish people’s perception about the transport sector and to look for bottlenecks in the road-network.


Trac FM has carried out several polls on the embattled National Agricultural Advisory Services in Uganda. We also have a substantial body of data on public reports and opinions from farmers on agriculture in their regions.

Women, youth and marginalized groups

Women, children, the elderly and the disabled are some of the marginalized groups in Uganda's society today. While much has been done since the NRM government came into power-there are provisions for women representatives in parliament, and more children have access to education-there is still a lot of ground to cover regarding their rights and livelihoods.


Trac FM has carried out several polls on the issue of health in the various regions of Uganda. Click here to see what concerns individuals in specific districts.


Ugandans have widely debated and shared their opinions about the Energy sector via the platform provided by TRAC FM. 


Despite its turbulent history, Uganda has been peaceful for many years. However, over time, new elements of insecurity are creeping in.


Our model ensures citizen participation in issues of governance and social accountability. Opinions are collected straight from the horse's mouth so to speak, about which issues in peoples' immediate communities leaders are or are not addressing.


A series of poll questions are conducted about the Ugandan education system. Is it efficient, is it practical, are students really benefiting and what are the bottlenecks involved?

Somalia Profiling Survey

Somalia Profiling Survey

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How to get involved

With over 1,200,000 individual participants in 3 countries, Trac FM has proven it's successful concept. Trac FM is now sharing it's knowledge, experience and our software platform with NGO's and media organisations around the world. These partners use Trac FM in their own research, M&E campaigns and as an early warning system in humanitarian relief efforts. Get in touch with us to find out more on partnerships: info@tracfm.org

Valerie Amos, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, about Trac FM:

Valerie Amos UN OCHA highlights Trac FM in speech

 "To be effective we must listen to people (...) using for example TRAC FM to conduct country-wide citizen centred interactive radio polls."

Speech at Canadian Humanitarian Conference, 5 December 2015

Contact Us

Physical Address: CEEWA Building, Block 244, Kiwafu Road, Kansanga
Email: info@tracfm.org
Tel: +256 794 699807 and +256 794 279079