Catalysing emerging smallholder pig value chains in Uganda to increase rural incomes and assets: Introducing the project Danilo Pezo Uganda Smallholder Pig Value Chain Development Planning Meeting, Nairobi 24-25 September 2012
ILRI and CIAT staff involved Emily Ouma, Michel Dione & Danilo Pezo (Project team in Uganda) Tom Randolph (Advise in different aspects of VCs + coordination with other CRP 3.7 projects) Ben Lukuyu (animal feeding; VC assessment tools) Brigitte Maass (forages; VC assessment tools) - CIAT Isabelle Baltenweck (Site selection and VC assessment tools) Derek Baker & Amos Omore (VC assessment tools) Delia Grace & Kristina Rosel (food safety) Phil Toye & Richard Bishop (animal health) Karen Marshal (animal breeding) Mario Herrero & Jeanette Van Steeg (GIS work for site selection) Peter Ballantyne & team (communications) Nancy Ajima & Rosekellen Njiru (administrative support)
Project Goal To improve livelihoods, incomes and assets ofsmallholder pig producers, particularly women, in a sustainable manner, through increased productivity, reduced risk, and improved market access in pig value chains.
Objectives To identify market opportunities for pork in Uganda, and the multiple factors preventing smallholder pig producers from exploiting those opportunities, with focus on constraints caused by animal disease threat, feed resources, and performance of markets and services. To develop and pilot test a set of integrated packages for smallholder pig production and market access for specific production systems, resource profiles, and market settings in Uganda. To document, communicate and promote appropriate evidence-based models for sustainable, pro-poor pig value chains.
Project partners Central government: MAAIF; NARO/NaLIRRI; NAADS; UBOS Local governments : Kampala City Council Authority, Masaka, Gulu, Wakiso, Mukono, Kamuli, Kybog a, Masindi, Lira (confirmation will depend of site selection) Universities: Makerere, Gulu, Swedish Agricultural University NGOs: VEDCO, VSF – Belgium, Kamuzinda Farms Private sector: Wambizzi Cooperative, Masaka Pig
Key achievements Opening of ILRI office in Uganda Signing of hosting agreement with Bioversity Signing of contract with IFAD/EU (August 2012) Staffing R&D alliances Resource mobilization (e.g., ADRAS) Strong linkages with Safe Food – Fair Food 2 Preparation of the report entitled “Targeting animal production value chains for Uganda” prepared
On going activities A Situation Analysis of the pig sector in Uganda is almost complete Scoping of potential project sites and pre-selection of the ones to be submitted to partners for final decision Adaptation of tools to be used for the assessment of smallholder pig value chains This Planning workshop Participatory Outcome Mapping and Site Selection Workshop
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