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Title: The Concentrate Feeds Supply chain in Uganda: emerging trends and implications on quality and access to smallholder farmers and chain efficiency

Date Published: 2013
Author/s: Lukuyu B, Baker D, Baltenweck I, Poole J, Kabi F Katongole C, Nadiope G, Byarugaba A, Kugonza J, and Wabwire R
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Affiliation: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi,
2 Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda,
3World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Uganda
4 East African Dairy Development (EADD) project, Uganda,
Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns (VEDCO), Kamuli, Uganda


The increasing effective demand for livestock products such as milk, meat and eggs in Uganda
drives farmers to supplement their livestock with concentrates to improve on their
productivity. In Uganda about 33% of the dairy farmers use compounded dairy concentrate
feed while a sizeable percentage of households nearly 56% use feed ingredients such as maize
bran and rice bran as straights (EADD, 2010). The annual production of compounded feeds by
the commercial feed millers is estimated at about 75,000 tons with small scale mixers
producing 40,000 ton