Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / ASSP / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / Goats / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Uganda

Healthy animals, healthy households – Gender, diseases and improved rural livelihoods

In 2015, ILRI scientists leading small ruminant and pig health projects in Ethiopia and Uganda took a special interest in the (human) gender dimensions of their projects. Working with the Livestock and Fish Gender Initiative, veterinarians Barbara Wieland and Michel Dione carried out further gender analysis in their projects to discover ways this could improve the design and delivery of animal health gains to the communities they work with.

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Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Uganda / Value Chains

Uganda pig farmers trained in biosecurity measures to control African swine fever

Smallholder pig farmers were recently trained in biosecurity measures to control African swine fever as part of a wider effort to control spread of the disease in Uganda. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Products / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Uganda / Value Chains

Uganda butchers trained through partnership with Veterinarians Without Borders–US

ILRI Uganda recently partnered with Veterinarians without Borders, Mukono Local Government and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF) to train pork butchers in Mukono District on pork hygiene, carcass handling and biosecurity practices. Continue reading

Africa / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Uganda / Value Chains

Bringing piggery to the fore: ILRI partners with private sector to train 150 smallholder pig producers in Uganda

In Uganda, the ‘MorePORK’ project has engaged Enterprise Uganda, a specialist in capacity building for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to conduct a series of entrepreneurship and business management trainings that will benefit 150 pig farmers in Kabonera and Kyanamukaaka subcounties of Masaka District. Continue reading

Africa / ASSP / CGIAR / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Uganda / Value Chains

Setting priorities and plans for the Livestock and Fish smallholder pig value chain program in Uganda

Last week (14 and 15 May), key actors and stakeholders working in the smallholder pig value chain value chain met up in Kampala to review progress and set out plans and priorities.  Discussions were organized around the program’s five flagship activities. The introductions revealed a good mix of participants from national and local government, research, … Continue reading

ASSP / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Extension / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Partnership / Pigs / Uganda / Value Chains

Uganda pig value chain project partners with private sector to boost access to advisory services

The Smallholder Pig Value Chain Development (SPVCD) in Uganda project, which is led by ILRI, has established partnerships with private sector organizations to offer advisory services through trainings for pig farmers in Uganda. In February 2015, ILRI collaborated with Pig Production and Marketing Uganda Limited on a training workshop on piggery management for small and medium-scale farmers. Continue reading