EAGC RATIN System is a quick way for farmers, traders and processors to get regional market information anywhere, any time, easily using mobile phones or computers. RATIN was developed to provide members and stakeholders with improved early warning marketing and trade information, leading to more efficient and competitive transactions in food trade between surplus and deficit regions.

RATIN provides real time, relevant and accurate information with regional coverage in 5 countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. Plans are in place to expand the coverage of RATIN to all the 10 countries in the Eastern African region and further develop partnerships in the Southern, Western and Northern Africa regions for increased market coverage.


Through your Mobile Phone, you can receive market information at no extra cost, by sending a query to RATIN, from anywhere in the East Africa region.

To receive RATIN prices through SMS  a new user is prompted for a one time registration by sending a text with his NAME ,OCCUPATION and thereafter by sending the TOWN PRODUCT e.g. Kasese maize to the following numbers.

Tanzania: +255 764 767 681
Kenya:    +254 705 606 666
Rwanda:   +250 782 340 075
Uganda:   +256 777 014 800