This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on Uganda. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to Uganda. See ILRI research on other countries

With livestock production expected to more than double in the next 40 years, transforming cassava peels into high quality feed holds huge potential for African economies struggling to meet rapidly rising demand for animal-source products, according to research proposal recently published by three CGIAR centres. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Nov/2015

On 14-16 September 2015, the Safe Food, Fair Food project partners held their final synthesis meeting in Berlin, Germany to share and compile the progress on the pilot intervention studies to improve food safety in livestock and fish value chains in sub-Saharan Africa. We also reflected on the overall achievements of the project and constraints … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Sep/2015

The authors call for further exploration of strategies to conserve root, tuber and banana crop residues during the harvest period to reduce waste and improve incomes for smallholder pig farmers in Uganda. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Nov/2015

From August to October 2015, Dickson Ndoboli, an ILRI graduate fellow in the GIZ-funded, ILRI-led Safe Food, Fair Food project, was hosted by project partners at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, to continue his research on antibiotic resistance and plasmid profile analysis of Salmonella strains from Uganda. Resistance to antiinfective drugs can develop naturally in bacteria, … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Oct/2015

In a new policy brief (Oct 2015), ILRI researchers are calling for a One Health approach to be used in further investigations on the potential role of pigs in the transmission of Ebola to humans in Uganda.

AgHealth, Nov/2015

This brief highlights findings from observational and experimental studies on pig diets in East Africa. It will help researchers design trials to develop diets for local pigs. It provides information for extension workers on local feeds that are high in energy, fat and protein. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Oct/2015

This paper from the World Bank explores whether ownership of various livestock species increases consumption of animal source foods and helps improve child nutritional status. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2015

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

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2015

ILRI Uganda recently partnered with Veterinarians without Borders, Mukono Local Government and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF) to train pork butchers in Mukono District on pork hygiene, carcass handling and biosecurity practices. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2015

A new risk assessment paper, Assessing the potential role of pigs in the epidemiology of the Ebola virus in Uganda, was published in the science journal Transboundary and Emerging Diseases on 27 Aug 2015. The authors are scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Presently, there is no solid evidence that pigs have any role in the past outbreaks of Ebola virus disease. But the risk assessment paper indicates that further research on the role pigs may play in Ebola virus transmission in Uganda is warranted. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2015


Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Asaah Ndambi
Livestock Scientist
Brian Kawuma
Communications Specialist
Christine Atherstone
Eliza Smith
Research Fellow
Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Florence Mutua
post doctoral scientist
Kristina Roesel
Coordinator "Safe Food, Fair Food" project
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health