Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / ASSP / Capacity Development / East Africa / Extension / Food Safety / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Research / Uganda / Value Chains

Practical guides to recognise African Swine fever

The smallholder pg value chain project in Uganda recently produced two posters – for farmers and for butchers – giving information on how to recognize African Swine fever (ASF). Continue reading

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

Irish Aid delegation tours Livestock and Fish smallholder pig value chain project sites in Uganda

On 26 April 2o16, the Uganda smallholder pig value chains project hosted a delegation from the Irish Embassy in Uganda. Led by Frank Kirwan, the embassy’s Head of Cooperation and Daniel Muwolobi, Senior Governance Advisor, the delegation sought to assess the outcomes of the interventions of the MorePORK project, funded by Irish Aid under its Economic Opportunities cluster. Continue reading

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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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