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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Communities exposed to better and safer pig production knowledge have increased their production, according to the preliminary findings by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA).
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.