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New biogas plant improves waste management in Kampala pig abattoir

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…

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Biogas production takes off at Wambizzi abattoir in Kampala

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

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Flies and pork – a love story

Flies are attracted to meat – especially pork. And they aren’t the only ones to have this craving: Most people in Uganda really like pork – as is evidenced by Uganda’s having the highest pork consumption per person of all East-African countries (FAO, 2011). This relationship spurred a research project in May 2014 run by the PhD candidate, Martin Heilmann, who is himself attracted to insects in general. Thus, our love story comes full circle. The project, which tries to assess the risk of flies as cross-contaminators, was developed by the Institute of Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine at Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health and the BMZ funded “Safe Food, Fair Food” project in Uganda which is led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

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Safe Food, Fair Food at Tropentag 2014

Tropentag is a major annual conference on tropical agriculture in Central Europe. This year, to mark 40 years of international livestock research, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held a side event at the conference to showcase its work. A poster on the Safe Food, Fair Food project was presented during a special ILRI poster … Continue reading

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Project partners conduct training of pig meat inspectors for safer harvesting in pig value chains in Uganda

The Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) project is promoting food safety in informal markets through the application of risk-based approaches. In Uganda, the project is aligned with work on developing smallholder pig value chains (SPVCD). Assessments conducted in 2012-13 by the International Research Institute (ILRI) and partners showed that the pig industry in Uganda is … Continue reading

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German partners conduct hands-on training of meat inspectors from across Ethiopia for safe harvesting in the small ruminant value chain

A 5-day training entitled “Hands-On Training on Harvesting in the Small Ruminant Value Chain in Ethiopia” was conducted to 23 meat inspection veterinarians and meat inspectors from different regions of Ethiopia, including Tigray, Borena, Oromia, Amhara, Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa. The training was conducted by our German partners and advisors from the Faculty of Veterinary … Continue reading

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International conference in South Africa features work from Safe Food, Fair Food project

From 25 to 29 August 2013, the 14th International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (AITVM) was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Theme of this years’ conference was “The livestock-human-wildlife interface” – Challenges in Animal Health and Production in urban/ peri-urban and extensive farming conservation systems. The GIZ-funded, ILRI-led Safe Food, … Continue reading