Introducing the Workshop on in-depth smallholder pig value chain assessment and preliminary identification of best-bet interventions, Kampala, Uganda, 9-11 April 2013
Introducing the Workshop on in-depth smallholder pig value chainassessment and preliminary identification of best-betinterventions, Kampala, Uganda, 9-11 April 2013Danilo Pezo
The Smallholder Pig Value ChainsDevelopment in Uganda (SPVCD) ProjectHotel Africana, Kampala (Uganda)9th – 10th April 2013Review of the In-depth Value Chain Assessment andPreliminary Definition of Best-bet Interventions WorkshopObjectives and Procedures
A project funded by IFAD/EU (1st January 2011- 31st December 2013). Effectively started in Uganda in October 2012. Donor opened possibility of getting a NCE Part of the Livestock and Fish, by and for thePoor CGIAR Program (CRP 3.7). Works closely with the Safe Food – Fair FoodProject, funded by GIZ (part of CRP 4.3).3
Led by the International Livestock ResearchInstitute (ILRI), with the International Centerfor Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) as a CGIARpartner. Partners at national level:NaLIRRI, MAAIF, NAADS, the localgovernments of Kamuli, Masaka, andMukono, Makerere University, NGOs suchas VEDCO and VSF, and representatives ofthe private sector.
To improvelivelihoods, incomes andassets of smallholder pigproducers, particularlywomen, in a sustainablemanner, through increasedproductivity, reduced risk, andimproved market access in pigvalue chains.
To identify market opportunities for pork inUganda, and the multiple factors preventingsmallholder pig producers from exploitingthose opportunities, with focus onconstraints caused by animal diseasethreat, feed resources, and performance ofmarkets and services. To develop and pilot test a set of integratedpackages for smallholder pig productionand market access for specific productionsystems, resource profiles and marketsettings in Uganda. To document, communicate and promoteappropriate evidence-based models forsustainable, pro-poor pig value chains.
“Empowered and efficient smallholder pigproducers with increased productivity, havingequitable access tomarkets, information, knowledge, improvedtechnologies, and inputs for sustainable andresilient livelihoods”Source: Ochola, W. 2013. Report of the Outcome Mapping/Site SelectionWorkshop. Held in Seeta (Mukono, Uganda), 10-13 October 2013.ILRI, Kampala. 47 p.
Organize interest groups of famers and other VCactors. Improve access to information and markets. Create linkages among stakeholders for serviceprovision and sustainability. Increase knowledge of smallholder pig farmers onfeeding, breeding, animal health and diseasecontrol, and food safety.Source: Ochola, W. 2013. Report of the Outcome Mapping/ SiteSelection Workshop. Held in Seeta (Mukono, Uganda),10-13 October 2013. ILRI, Kampala. 47 p.
To review the results of the Indepth Value Chain Assessment(farmers and key informants) inthe target districts (Kamuli,Masaka and Mukono). To identify potential bestinterventions to address theconstraints and opportunitiesidentified in the value chainassessment.
Presentation of VCA major findings (by SPVCDand SF-FF researchers) Presentation of Successes and FailuresPromoting/Adopting Technology Interventionsin Smallholder Pig VCs (by three UgandanConsultants) Group discussions: The setting for assessing best-bet interventions Identification of potential best-bets for: Value chains Animal health & food safety Feeding and breeding