In Uganda, pig multi-stakeholder platforms in the the central region of the country have embraced the opportunities presented by smartphones enhance communication and knowledge sharing.
Increasing the productivity of small-scale production systems to make animal-source foods more readily available to poor consumers is a complex issue which requires a multi-faceted approach. With this concept in mind, scientists are working alongside territorial alliances to generate knowledge and initiatives to improve resource management through research. An example of this initiative, called the Learning Alliance.
In May, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosted a training workshop in Nairobi for communication staff working for the Tanzania Dairy Development Forum (DDF). Katarina Mungure of the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) reflects on the event.