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Title: Training of CAHWs and Goat buck breeders from Karamoja Region on dairy goat production: Training report

Date Published: 2020
Author/s: Nabuin Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute, National Agricultural Research Organization
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Affiliation: Nabuin Zonal Agricultural Research Development Institute - NabuZARDI


Karamoja region is the poorest in Uganda, characterised by low economic development indicators. In Karamoja, the women are generally marginalized, and have limited economic opportunities. The goat production enterprise is a cheap and easy way to boost economic opportunities for women, whose well-being is crucial for the livelihoods of households in pastoralist/agro-pastoralist areas. The goats provide a quick source of cash, multiply fast into big herds, are relatively resilient to health conditions, and can survive well by grazing on low quality natural pastures, even in the dry season. This Livestock Livelihood project, under Farm Africa, is supporting 101 women groups (each 20 to 25 members) in four districts of Karamoja (Napak, Nakapiripirit, Moroto and Kotido),by providing them with start-up resources to boost goat production and build their technical capacity to manage goats as a source of household income and food security (especially milk for the children). Nabuin Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Nabuin ZARDI) was contracted to do the training of community animal health workers and goat breeder association representatives in various aspects of goat production on behalf of Farm Africa.