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Participatory research for development to upgrade smallholder pig value chains in Uganda

Little has been documented about how smallholder pig value chains operate in Uganda, except that pork production and consumption have exploded over the past three decades and 70% of the pigs are in the hands of smallholder farmers, many of them women.

Who are the actors in the current system? What are input and output channels? Who benefits and who bears economic health risks? Which problems do the various actors face, how do they deal with them and can these problems provide opportunities?

This poster (for Tropentag 2014 conference) introduces the Livestock and Fish program’s work to improve the livelihoods of smallholder pig value chain actors in Uganda by showcasing how existing livestock value chains can be upgraded for the benefit of all actors in the system, especially the many poor.

This week, ILRI staff are participating in the Tropentag 2014 International Conference in Prague (17-19 September 2014). There is also a dedicated ‘ILRI@40’ side event on ‘Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security and healthy lives.’  See all the posters.

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