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CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish sets out plans for Uganda smallholder pigs value chains

On 24 and 25 September 2012, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish convened a meeting of ILRI staff to prepare an overall work plan for Value chain development activities in the Uganda smallholder pig value chain.

The meeting aimed to:

  • Develop a common understanding of the Program’s objectives for the value chain and the proposed approach
  • Review and refine the implementation plan for the SPVCD project, including individual roles and responsibilities, and agree on the timetable for 2012 – 2013
  • Identify resource mobilization priorities and agree on responsibilities

The workshop began with a general introduction to the Program; it then discussed an initial ‘situational analysis’ giving an overview of the pig sector in Uganda and reviewed information on several ongoing projects related to the value chain.View the presentation by Alex Tatwangire:



The heart of the meeting was a systematic discussion of several activities and milestones identified as important for the coming 12-18 months. In addition, participants brainstormed aspects of gender, capacity development and partnerships that were considered important to the overall goal to transform the pig value chain.

Notes from these discussions are online.

More information on key pig value chain projects in Uganda:

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