Meet some of the Ugandan farmers involved in the Livestock and Fish program to catalyze emerging smallholder pig value chains to increase rural incomes and assets.
In Uganda, the Livestock and Fish program aims to catalyze emerging smallholder pig value chains to increase rural incomes and assets.
Last week, the work of the smallholder pig value chain development project in Uganda was broadcast in the ‘Modern Farming’ series of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation.
In Uganda, the ‘MorePORK’ project has engaged Enterprise Uganda, a specialist in capacity building for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to conduct a series of entrepreneurship and business management trainings that will benefit 150 pig farmers in Kabonera and Kyanamukaaka subcounties of Masaka District.
When the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish set out to transform the pig value chain in Uganda in early 2012, it was hard to conceive how much could be achieved within five years.
Last week (14 and 15 May), key actors and stakeholders working in the smallholder pig value chain value chain met up in Kampala to review progress and set out plans and priorities. Discussions were organized around the program’s five flagship activities. The introductions revealed a good mix of participants from national and local government, research, …
The Smallholder Pig Value Chain Development (SPVCD) in Uganda project, which is led by ILRI, has established partnerships with private sector organizations to offer advisory services through trainings for pig farmers in Uganda. In February 2015, ILRI collaborated with Pig Production and Marketing Uganda Limited on a training workshop on piggery management for small and medium-scale farmers.
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.
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)
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation recently launched a first-ever pig value chain multi-stakeholder platform (MSP) in Uganda.