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 Feeding / Crop-Livestock / Feeds / HUMIDTROPICSCRP / ILRI / Livestock / Pigs / PIL / Research / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Pig and maize value chains in northwest Vietnam: Trends and opportunities for smallholders

This research brief provides some insights into the pork and maize value chains in northwest Vietnam, highlighting the collaboration taking place between business partners in response to the lack of public support services for pig and maize production, processing and marketing. 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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Animal Feeding / Asia / Feeds / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Pigs / PIL / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

‘Base of the Pyramid’ initiatives in the feed industry: targeting smallholder animal farmers in Vietnam

Would ‘Base of the Pyramid’ (BoP) marketing work in agricultural input markets? Here are some insights from the pig value chain in Vietnam, uncovered during a field trip of the REVALTER project. Continue reading

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