Initial information on site selection for Uganda pig value chain projects
Initial information on site selection for
Uganda pig value chain projects
More Pork by and for the Poor Project Inception and
Planning Workshop, Mukono, Uganda, 27-28 May 2014
• Selection of potential sites for:
– CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish.
– Irish Aid funded Uganda smallholder pig project.
Step 1: Geographical targeting using GIS characterization.
Step 2: Stakeholder consultation of step 1 and definition of “soft”
Step 3: Minimum checklist to gather data for more specific site
selection (counties and sub-counties).
Step 4: Analysis of steps 1-3 and final site selection.
• What is your contribution to this process?
– Help us identify other non-GIS criteria for site selection (local
– Confirm whether the potential sites (GIS-characterisation and soft
criteria ) are appropriate.
• Based on 2 basic criteria:
– Pig population density
– Poverty levels
• Targets 3 types of pig value chains:
Rural – urban
Peri-urban - urban
Rural – rural
Largely determined by market accessibility.
Average herd density per district
Pig density per district-overall
Pig population density
Map A: Pig densities per district
Pig density per district-cut off
Pig population density - cut off of 20 heads/Km2
Percentage of population living on less than 1.25$ per day
Where are the poor?
Map B: Percentage of people living on less than 2$ per day
Location of the poor – cut off 50 %
Most of the pig meat
consumption is in the
Source: FAO livestock consumption data, 2012
Map C: Combining A & B, districts with high poverty levels, and high pig densities
Travel time (hrs) to nearest city with more than 50,000 persons
Districts with high potential for selection-
based on GIS characterization
Other “soft criteria” for selection-not
covered by spatial analysis
District Region Comment
Masaka Central Highest pig
Kamuli Eastern Pig density (10-
Gulu Northern - ASF project
- High pork
Northern - Source of
pork for Gulu
Potential districts – scoring exercise
• Define the “soft criteria” for site selection.
• Propose list of eligible sites for the pig VC
matching with agreed criteria (soft criteria and
• Site scoping visits by end of June 2014.
• Adaptation and implementation of toolkit for Rapid
Value Chain Assessment (VCA) ready by end June 2014.
• Conclusions on project sites – mid July
• Baseline and diagnostic surveys at selected project
sites: Aug – Sept 2014.