Stakeholders in the piggery sector in Kamuli have endorsed the proposal by Makerere University research team to integrate Artificial Insemination (AI) Technology and Elite genetics to transform the Pig Value Chain in the District. The farmers also agreed to be trained and have exchange visits.
The farmers agreed to meet the Research Team on Friday 6th March 2020 to continue deliberating on the issue, identify farmers to benefit under this project and agree on the type of breeds to be promoted for the project implementation.
The consensus was reached during the farmers consultative meeting organized by a multidisciplinary research team from Makerere University on 3rd February 2020 at Kamuli District headquarters where over twenty (20) pig farmers including Pig AI Technicians, Extension staff and District officials attended.
Makerere University received a special funding from the Government of Uganda; the Research and Innovations Fund (RIF), to complement available research funding to address unfunded priorities critical to accelerating development across different sectors of the economy.
The project titled, Integrating Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Elite Pig Genetics to transform the Pig Value Chain in Uganda, is led by Assoc. Prof. Donald Rugira Kugonza from the Department of Agricultural Production, School of Agricultural Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).
Source: MAKERERE University