Wambizzi Cooperative Society Ltd is a Ugandan piggery cooperative founded in 1971 and is running the only registered pig abattoir in Kampala. Following an invitation by the cooperative’s management to visit the abattoir, Safe Food Fair Food project conducted a qualitative survey on slaughter hygiene in August.
The preliminary findings were presented on 16 Aug 2012, at the premises of Bioversity International who is hosting ILRI in Kampala. Among the 20 participants were the board members of the cooperative including one of the meat inspectors who participated in the survey. Moreover, representatives from the Office of the Vice President, National Livestock Research Institute (NaLIRRI), Makerere University, Uganda National Farmers’ Association, Federation of Uganda Exporters Association (FAUEX), Norwegian Business Center as well as District Veterinary Officers and Livestock Improvement Officers from Masaka had come. The lively discussion that followed showed one more time that piggery as well as pork consumption are relevant in Uganda but not given the necessary attention.
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Contact Danilo Pezo (D.Pezo(at)cgiar.org) or Kristina Rösel (k.rosel(at)cgiar.org) for more information