FARMERS HAVE A ROLE IN PREVENTING THE DEATH OF GOATS

FARMERS HAVE A ROLE IN PREVENTING THE DEATH OF GOATS

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BACKGROUND In Uganda, goats are probably the most valued animals to small-holder farmers on account of their unique ability to adapt and survive in harsh environments. Goat rearing is being practiced by majority of households irrespective of social status. Goats supply different products like meat, milk and skin, whose importance depend on the breed of goats kept and on the management system employed to rear them. GOAT REARING AS A BUSINESS Most Ugandan farmers have discovered that goats offer quick return on investment as compared to other livestock species, hence the increased urge of most elites to engage in goat rearing for commercial purposes. This has led to a shift from subsistence goat rearing to commercial production, resulting in the need for a high level of precision in terms of…
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MAAIF CHIEF LIVESTOCK SCIENTIST TELLS WHAT M7 GOV’T MUST DO TO BOOST CITIZENS’ IMMUNITY AGAINST COVID AMIND MALNUTRITION FEARS

MAAIF CHIEF LIVESTOCK SCIENTIST TELLS WHAT M7 GOV’T MUST DO TO BOOST CITIZENS’ IMMUNITY AGAINST COVID AMIND MALNUTRITION FEARS

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Corroborating on what Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said from day one, Dr. Kizza Besigye has repeatedly preached the need for the economically-vulnerable citizens to be supported and enabled to improve their diet and as a result boost their immunity to the levels required to successfully fight off Coronavirus in case they get exposed to the very unforgiving virus that has thrown the entire world into unprecedented chaos. But in an insightful paper, Dr. Charles Lagul who heads NAGRC the government agency charged with preservation and multiplication of livestock genetics and breeds has made robust proposals on how the GoU can leverage on the livestock resources to address food security concerns and household constraints that are preventing families from feeding well enough, avoiding malnourishment and subsequently boosting their immunity.…
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