Realizing 'Uganda Vision 2040' through Livestock

How many households keep livestock in rural and urban areas? What are their major production and husbandry practices, and their constraints to increase livestock productivity? This infographic presents an analysis of one of the largest datasets on livestock at household level available throughout sub-Saharan Africa: the Uganda 2011/12 National Panel Survey.

In Uganda, the majority of rural households depend on livestock for their livelihoods; a binding constraint to increase livestock productivity is their limited utilization of extension services. While technical-fixes are important, it is as much as if not more important that policies and investments also address the so-called “last-mile challenge”, with the objective to ensure that livestock farmers are informed and have incentives to adopt improved livestock technologies and more efficient production and husbandry practices.

Date: 18/05/2015
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