Supply and delivery of antimicrobials in smallholder livestock production systems in Uganda

Access to quality veterinary drugs is a significant challenge for smallholder livestock keepers in low- and middle-income countries. Moreover, livestock producers who have access to over-the-counter animal drugs, including antimicrobials, often misuse them in food producing animals, which can produce … Continue reading Supply and delivery of antimicrobials in smallholder livestock production systems in Uganda

Bees for Development promotes beekeeping among vulnerable groups near Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area

Batwa people are marginalised and excluded from land and economic opportunities. In south-western Uganda Bees for Development (BfD) is promoting beekeeping among vulnerable groups living near to Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area. BfD’s official website says “We are promoting beekeeping among … Continue reading Bees for Development promotes beekeeping among vulnerable groups near Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area

Banana farmers in Uganda and Tanzania reap a 64% increase in yields

The Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International’s (CABI) experts in communication and extension working with the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) and partners have played a key role in helping banana farmers in Uganda and Tanzania reap a 64% increase in yields — from … Continue reading Banana farmers in Uganda and Tanzania reap a 64% increase in yields

Inclusive and sustainable rice system to transform Kenya’s food system: Lessons from the East African Conference

As part of the 2021 East African Rice Conference (EARC), national workshops were held in six African countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. EARC aimed to identify policy reforms to transform Africa’s rice sector through scientific innovations, and … Continue reading Inclusive and sustainable rice system to transform Kenya’s food system: Lessons from the East African Conference