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Feedlot Technology To Boost Livestock Production

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is working with other partners including Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), to implement a project to enhance livestock production funded by the European Union and currently under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF).

The project referred to as Promote Supplementary Feeding is focusing on farmers’ access to and utilization of supplementary feeds for purposes of enhancing livestock production like fattening animals for the market.

Promote supplementary feeding (SUPPL-F) project is part of a European Union (EU) grant (under the 11th European Development Fund) extended to the government of Uganda to a programme known as “Developing a Market-Oriented and Environmentally Sustainable Beef Meat Industry in Uganda (MOBIP)”.

The implementation of MOBIP lies with Directorate of Animal Resources (DAR) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF).

The programme awarded Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) and her six partners to implement a EUR 715,299 Suppl-F project.

The partners include: Robran Holdings Limited, Livestock Development Forum, The Green Elephant –VOF, CAES, Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited and Uganda Beef Producers Association.

The writer of this article is Jane Anyango, from Makerere University.

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