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Introducing ILRI in Uganda



Presented by Danilo Pezo at the More Pork by and for the Poor Project Inception and Planning Workshop, Mukono, Uganda, 27-28 May 2014

Presented by Danilo Pezo at the More Pork by and for the Poor Project Inception and Planning Workshop, Mukono, Uganda, 27-28 May 2014



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  • 1. Introducing ILRI in Uganda Danilo Pezo ILRI Country Representative in Uganda More pork by and for the poor project inception and planning workshop, Mukono, Uganda, 27-28 May 2014
  • 2. Uganda Costa Rica
  • 3. • The global livestock sector is growing rapidly and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future • Major opportunities exist for Africa’s livestock sector • Africa recognizes the central importance of agriculture for development − but livestock are still often under-represented We all need to work changing it • Research solutions are needed to transform Africa’s livestock sector • New investments and institutional reforms are also needed to take R4D successes to scale Opportunities in the African livestock sector
  • 4. Provides food and nutritional security BUT overconsumption can cause obesity Empowers economic development BUT equitable development can be a challenge Improves human health BUT animal-human/emerging diseases and unsafe foods need to be addressed Enhances the environment BUT pollution, land/water degradation, GHG emissions and biodiversity losses must be greatly reduced Challenges in the livestock sector in Africa
  • 5. ILRI projects in Uganda • Catalyzing the emerging smallholder pig value chains in Uganda to increase rural incomes and assets (IFAD-EU) • Risk-based approaches to improving food safety and market access in informal markets in sub Saharan Africa (BMZ-GiZ) • More pork by and for the poor: Catalyzing emerging smallholder pig value chains in Uganda for food security and poverty reduction (Irish Aid)
  • 6. ILRI projects in Uganda • East African Dairy Development (B&MG) • Dairy Genetics – East Africa (SIDA) • Peste des petits ruminants (PPR): developing a pan African strategy for disease control (CSIRO) • Developing livestock traceability systems for domestic and export markets (AU-IBAR).
  • 7. The presentation has a Creative Commons licence. You are free to re-use or distribute this work, provided credit is given to ILRI. better lives through livestock Thank you!