Health (human) / Uganda

ILRI launches pig value chain assessment (VCA) work in Uganda

CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

On Monday 19th November, the Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development (SPVCD) in Uganda project held a Workshop in Masaka (Uganda) to launch the Value Chain Assessment work in the district.

The workshop participants included, local authorities, technical staff of the local government and the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), as well as leaders of farmers organizations. The activities of two ILRI projects, SPVCD and Safe Food – Fair Food (SF-FF), that are working with pigs in Uganda were presented. A plan of activities to be developed in the district with local partners was also presented at the workshop.

Value chain assessment (VCA) work in Kisosso, which is one of the 15 villages to be included in the study covering three types of smallholder pig value chains in Masaka district: periurban  production to urban consumption; rural to urban; and rural to rural was commenced on the next day, 20th

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