Uganda Hosts Africa Livestock Forum

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unhealthy geneva; font-size: small;”>This comes on the heels of a recent feud in the sector between government and raw milk traders.

The traders closed down their businesses in protest of government’s plans to ban vending raw milk on grounds that it places the health of consumers at stake.

Engagements are still underway between Hon Bright Rwamirama, minister of state in charge of animal industry with traders under their body the Uganda National Diary Traders Association.

The June Conference, according to Dr Jimmy Smith, Director International Livestock Research Institute, will provide a platform for local farmers to meet with livestock professionals and specialists from around the world to expand their business horizons.

“There’s going to be extensive networking with world experts, exposure of local business brands, as farmers get to meet manufacturers and distributors of animal products in Africa and all around the world,” he said.

The livestock sector is one of Ugandans important growth sectors contributing about $290 million.

Constituting 17 percent of the country’s agricultural GDP, the sector is a source of livelihood to about 5 million people in the country.


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