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Title: Pig feeding strategies: Uganda smallholder pig value chain capacity development training manual

Date Published: March 2015
Author/s: Geoffrey Beyihayo, Robert Mwesigwa, Danilo Pezo,
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Affiliation: National Agricultural Advisory Services, Wakiso District, Uganda
2. ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya
3. ILRI, Kampala, Ugand


Pork production and consumption have risen rapidly in Uganda over the past decade, driven by population growth,
urbanization, increasing incomes and changing tastes. In 2011, Uganda had the highest per capita consumption of pork
in East Africa (3.4 kg/person per year).
The number of pigs has increased more than tenfold from less than 200,000 three decades ago to roughly 3.2 million.
More than 1 million households in Uganda raise pigs. The majority of the pigs are kept by women in rural areas, with
limited access to technology, services and markets