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Poultry and Livestock

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The poultry and livestock programme is funded by Master Card foundation. The programme operates to increase the productivity of farm poultry and livestock by reducing mortality and improving rearing practices and the genetic potential of poultry and livestock in Uganda. The programme is aiming to improve the income of farmers by offering a package of support to farmers, which includes training, supply of inputs technical follow up and extension services. It also trains and supports the franchised entrepreneurs (community livestock promoters and artificial insemination promoters) who provide free information and at the same time ensure vaccination services, artificial insemination services for a nominal charge, and make essential inputs accessible and available for livestock farmers within the community. The programme educates rural farmers through community level demonstrations with the help of BRAC-supported model poultry and livestock rearers. 

Partnership with FAO
BRAC started a pilot project supported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in January 2014 to develop family poultry production for increased income and food security of 600 small and marginal farmers through Kuroiler chicken rearing and provision of poultry health care services in two branches in Northern Uganda.

Current projects

Duration

Donor/partners

Objectives

Livestock

April 2011 to March 2016

MasterCard Foundation

Train and support model farmers, horticultural nursery operators and general farmers,

Livestock - Kuroiler chicken rearing project

January2014 to August 2014

FAO

IIncrease income and food security of small and marginal farmers through Kuroiler chicken rearing and providing poultry health care services in two branches in Northern Uganda.

 


 
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