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Trade and production
Urban Animals: Balancing Good and Bad
 
Slides
10 July 2013
Feed for livestock in urban and peri-urban areas in Uganda

Today more than half of the planet’s inhabitants live in cities. The world-wide migration of rural people to cities is particular prominent in Africa and Asia. Some are “pushed” there ...

Trade and production
 
News Story
4 July 2013
Reporting from SLU Global Food Security Symposium: Livestock Production for Food Security

Animal production represents more than a half of global agricultural output. Livestock products are generally more costly than arable crops and their consumption is still low in low-income countries.

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Slides
4 July 2013
Metagenomic studies on virus dynamics at the livestock/tick/wildlife interface: with special reference to African swine fever

In Uganda swine is a major protein source and is kept by ca 19 per cent of the rural population. Estimations say that about two million pigs are kept in Uganda. From the governmental side pig is...

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Slides
4 July 2013
Dairy cattle performance in agro-pastoral production systems of Uganda

Reproduction is a key parameter determining the level of production and profitability in a dairy herd. Low fertility leads to productivity losses which can be directly translated into economic...

Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
Slides
4 July 2013
Animal genetic resources for improved productivity under harsh environmental conditions

Indigenous livestock breeds are well adapted to tropical and harsh environments, but usually rather unproductive. Therefore, crossbreeding with exotic breeds has been practiced, and often found...

Trade and production
 
Slides
4 July 2013
Reproductive health management in dairy cows in Uganda

Reproduction is a key parameter determining the level of production and profitability in a dairy herd. Low fertility leads to productivity losses which can be directly translated into economic...