Programme for better pig farms in Uganda
A five-year programme, worth about US $0.5 million,
has been launched in Uganda to improve facilities and efficiencies of the
country's traditional pig farms.
The programme, launched by the Modernisation of Agriculture Programme (MAP)
and the Ugandan National Agriculture Services.
The improvement has to
take place by providing farmers in this sector with better farm management
skills, better animal breeds and other assistance enabling the traditional pig
rearers to more effectively harness the big potential for
a further increase in production and productivity that exists in
The initiative also
aims at encouraging the wider use and acceptance of artificial insemination on
more traditional pig units in the country, since this has been identified as one
of the quickest and cheapest possible means of improving the pig stock reared on
Ugandan traditional pig units.
The initiative is also providing the
traditional pig rearers with basic do it yourself disease prevention and control
skills, in addition to showing the pig farmers how best to use locally available
raw materials to better feed and house their animals.
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