Uganda

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Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Research assistants chopping jackfruit (left) and weighing a feed trial pig (right) at Kamuzinda Farm, Uganda (photo credit: ILRI/Natalie Carter). Pig production in Uganda is on the rise. The number of pigs in the country stood at 3.2 million in 2011 (based on a livestock…

AgHealth, Mar/2015

Dr Charles Masembe, an veterinerian, molecular epidemiologist and Associate Professor at the College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University in Uganda has been awarded a five-year Wellcome Trust Public Health and Tropical Medicine fellowship. Building on discoveries he made while conducting research on genetic factors linked to the transfer of African swine fever (ASF) at the [...]

Beca-ILRI Hub, Mar/2015

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

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2015

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

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2015

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Danilo Pezo of ILRI engages project staff and partners at the handover of a biogas plant at Wambizzi (photo credit: ILRI/Brian Kawuma). Wambizzi, the only pig abattoir in Uganda is located in Nalukolongo, west of Kampala city and handles up to 150 pigs a day. It…

Safe Food Fair Food, Mar/2015

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

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2015

Celebrated by Alexander Bombom, lead project scientist for the sorghum-maize hybrid project at the BecA-ILRI Hub The woman who has had the most influence on my life and growing career is Ms Anna Nagadya. Growing up with my grandma Anna on the large acres of coffee and banana she farmed for a living automatically made [...]

Beca-ILRI Hub, Mar/2015

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding new five-year project, led by ILRI, to improve native chicken breeds in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Feb/2015

An initiative by the Bio-resources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa (Bio-Innovate) Program is helping Uganda's Kampala city abattoir generate power from biogas to meet its energy needs while conserving the environment. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Feb/2015

Generating biogas from organic waste could provide two important benefits addressing public health challenges: it can generate clean power (methane for cooking and electricity) as well as reduce the pathogen burden at the slaughter house premises leading to less cross-contamination and rendering slaughter waste into a product safe to use as fertilizer or even animal feeds. Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Feb/2015

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