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dc.contributor.authorDione, Michel M.
dc.contributor.authorOchago, Robert
dc.contributor.authorLule, Peter
dc.contributor.authorMayega, Lawrence
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-21T14:43:00Z
dc.date.available2022-08-21T14:43:00Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationDione, M. M., Ochago, R., Lule, P. M., & Mayega, L. (2018). Guideline for participatory training on African swine fever control for smallholder pig farmers in Uganda. ILRI Manual.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn92–9146–530–6
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/handle/123456789/4347
dc.description.abstractAfrican swine fever (ASF) is among the major production constraints for smallholder pig farmers in Uganda (Atuhaire et al. 2013; Dione et al. 2014). There is no vaccine or treatment for the disease. The only way to control the disease is proper application of biosecurity along the pig value chain. However, adoption and implementation of biosecurity measures is challenging in the context of the smallholder pig production, because of the nature of the production systems which is characterized by poor housing and husbandry practices; poor hygiene during slaughtering and pork handling; and low level of knowledge and awareness of value chain actors about the disease. Also there is lack of incentive and capacities of value chain actors for reporting outbreaks of ASF to authorities, as well as observing movement control during outbreak seasons (Dione et al. 2014). Hence, farmers operate ‘panic sales’ and slaughters to avoid financial losses attributed to the death of the pigs, with most farmers ignoring the implication of such practice in spreading the disease. Proper application of biosecurity measures require that farmers be well equipped with knowledge of their principles, when and how to apply them and why? To address this gap in knowledge, ILRI and partners developed a training guide for smallholder farmers on biosecurity and control of ASF. This guide will be delivered through participatory training. Here, the authors are describing the process for an effective training of farmers using participatory training methods, step by step.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherILRI Manualen_US
dc.titleGuideline for participatory training on African swine fever control for smallholder pig farmers in Ugandaen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US


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