Animal Feeding / CGIAR / East Africa / Feeds / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Uganda / Value Chains

Uganda pig feed trials show benefits of local feed solutions

As part of a research intervention aimed at alleviating the feed crunch for Uganda’s smallholder pig producers, the University of Guelph’s Department of Population Medicine, in partnership with ILRI, tested novel pig diets using locally available crop residues and feedstuffs to determine the difference (if any) in the average daily gain in weight of pigs fed on a silage-based ration, or a ration using local feedstuffs and if these differ from ADG of pigs fed commercial feed. Continue reading

CGIAR / East Africa / HUMIDTROPICSCRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Systems Analysis / Uganda / Value Chains

Linking farmers to value chains in Uganda

ILRI and partners have been undertaking research into the factors influencing the successful inclusion of small farmers in modern value chains around the Lake Victoria Basin area in Uganda. This research is funded by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) as part of a research grant on inclusive value chains. Continue reading

Agri-Health / AHH / Article / East Africa / Food Safety / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Uganda / Value Chains

New biogas plant improves waste management in Kampala pig abattoir

On 25 February 2015, a newly-constructed biogas plant was handed over to the Wambizzi cooperative as one of the outputs of the smallholder pig value chain projects in Uganda. Construction of the plant was funded by Irish Aid through the ‘More Pork For and By the Poor’ project and by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) through the Safe Food, Fair Food project, both or which are implemented by ILRI in collaboration with Makerere University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB) Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / East Africa / Feeds / Forages / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Uganda / Value Chains

Feed assessment training to boost availability of local feeds for Uganda’s pig farmers

To promote improved feeds for livestock in Uganda, a four-day training on the Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) was held in Wakiso District in Uganda from 15-18 December, 2014 for non-technical feed experts and private and local government extension workers. Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Uganda / Value Chains

Ugandan pig value chain stakeholders embrace fight against African swine fever

African swine fever is one of the major constraints to the productivity of pig enterprises in Uganda. Research efforts to understand how the disease spreads has mostly focused on producers, but other actors in the pig value chain, especially traders, transporters and butchers also play a role in spreading the disease. Continue reading

Article / East Africa / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nutrition / Pigs / Uganda

Uganda smallholder pigs project launches household nutrition and dietary surveys

The Smallholder Pig Value Chain Development project, which is implemented by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and other partners in Uganda, will conduct household consumer nutrition and dietary surveys from September to November 2014 targeting 1000 households in five districts of Kampala, Masaka, Kamuli, Hoima and Lira. Continue reading

Ethiopia / Gender / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / PIL / Tanzania / Uganda / Value Chains / Women

Gender capacity gaps in livestock and fish value chain partners

This paper reports on a study with partners in targeted livestock and fish value chains in four countries to ascertain their gaps in gender capacity related to integrating gender into agricultural programming. Results from the study will be used to inform the development of gender capacity materials and future trainings for partners. Continue reading

East Africa / ILRI / ILRI40 / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Uganda / Value Chains

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

This is a poster about a program that is improving 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. Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Article / ASF / BecA / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Research / Uganda / Value Chains

Ugandan pig disease researcher, Joyce Akol, receives bioinformatics training through the BecA-ILRI HUB

Joyce Akol, a molecular biology MSc student with Makerere University and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), has been selected to participate in a two-week training organized by the Biosciences east and central Africa-ILRI (BecA-ILRI) Hub. Continue reading