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Community pigery project for income generation, Uganda

Requested by

Families United for Development

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

About 87 percent of Uganda’s population depends on subsistence agriculture. 61% of Uganda’s population is classified as poor. Hence, those who are responsible for meeting their basic requirements are facing the pressures of low incomes and many are living in a state of absolute poverty (less than a dollar a day) that precludes meeting the basic necessities.

The number of children dropping out of school is increasing as the ability of their parents and guardians to meet their basic needs including education, is dwindling tremendously.

Busiro South, where the project is located represents one of the typical remote and excluded areas of the country, bordering Lake Victoria. A majority of the youth are attracted to brick laying and fishing. This has contributed to food insecurity as productive labor is not fully engaged in agriculture as traditional systems do not make it attractive. The area has also become less productive as people depend on a few crops with no form of fertilizers.

Target group: Initially, the project will benefit 102 households; mainly composed of single parents (man or women but taking care of school going children); widows (with or without children) and persons living with HIV/AIDS. Again, the selection of the initial beneficiaries was participatory through FUD’s outreach activities.

What is your project and how will it help?

Families United for Development (FUD) is proposing to expand a multiplication center for hybrid pigs of pure breed as a means for alleviating poverty and promoting social economic welfare and development families with orphans and vulnerable children and their families in the project catchment area. This will work as a top-notch piggery production and demonstration centre of excellence that dully function as a piggery management instruction unit and distribution centre within the context of the local community.

The piggery project is selected as our adopted strategy rather than any other to attain our gaols because pigs reproduce very first and produce many piglets at once. This will help the targeted groups in raising income through sale of the pigs which are produced and on high demand for pork at the local markets; while at the same time utilizing the bi-products for manure in the gardens.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

The partnership may involve direct funding, knowledge/information sharing.

Please detail the resources that you need.

The current proposed intervention requires approximately US$9,300

Further information

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Partnership types

Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Uganda

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Job creation and enterprise development; all (3)


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