ACANKWETE PIGGERY FARMING PROJECT (APFP).
Name of ProjectAcankwete piggery Project (APP)
Name of implementing OrganizationAcankwete piggery Farming Project (APFP).
Contact Address Luzira Prison barracks
Contact PersonMr. Opono Denis
Type of ProjectPig Farming.
Location of ProjectLuzira Prison Barracks.
Type of Project Beneficiaries Non-working Women & Youth.
Duration of Project4 (four) years.
Legal Status – The project has not registered with the Ministry of Agricultural Members Contribution2 pigs @ 80000/=
Amount of Fund requested2500, 000/=
Piggery Farming is simply the rearing of pigs for home meat and income generation. Pigs also avails manure which facilitates proper growth and yield of food crops. Pigs can be raised in controlled or free environment, as a small- or large-scale business. But in whatever size, a prospective farmer would need inputs as to how to raise pigs efficiently and in a more productive manner. Pigs have a number of advantages that suits both unemployed and employed citizens making it one of the best ways to run to alleviate the chronicles of dire poverty in our community. The pig has the best feed conversion efficiency i.e. they produce more live weight gain from a given weight of feed than any other class of meat producing animals except broilers. The pig can utilize a wide variety of feed stuffs such as grains, forages, waste feeds and garbage and convert them into valuable nutritious meat. Feeding pigs on damaged grains, garbage and other home wastes like posho greatly reduces the stress of buying food stuffs thus spending less or no money on food that makes piggery a most cost-effective venture for a low income community. They are prolific with shorter generation interval. A sow can be bred as early as 8-9 months of age and can farrow twice in a year producing 6-12 piglets in each farrowing. Pig farming requires small investment on buildings and equipments. Pigs are known for their meat yield, which in terms of dressing percentage ranges from 65-80% in comparison to other livestock species whose dressing yields may not exceed 65%. Pork is most nutritious with high fat and low water content and has got better energy value than that of other meats. It is rich in vitamins like thiamine, Niacin and riboflavin. So this practice also fights Malnutrition. Pig manure is widely used as fertilizer for agriculture farms and fishponds. Pigs store fat rapidly for which there is an increasing demand from poultry feeds in Luzira barracks, soap, paints and other chemical industries in Kampala. Pig farming provides quick returns on investment since the marketable weight of fatteners can be achieved within a period of 6-8 months. There is good demand from domestic as well as export market for pig products such as pork, bacon, ham, sausages, lard etc. Background
In Uganda specifically prison barracks evident by Luzira, the majority of the population lives in dire poverty, engage in agricultural activities of growing vegetables. The government has since 1990s made the eradication of poverty apart of its development framework. A key goal of the plan is to raise household’s incomes and cause a community economic transformation and the total financial autonomy. During the last decade the country has witnessed modest increases in the agricultural production mainly as increase in production and to a limited extent, use of improved technology. These increases have not however resulted in increased profitability of agricultural production, and household income. Uganda’s population was 34 Million people (Uganda National Bureau of Statistic) of 2011 and now estimated to be 35 Million, majority of people still left poor with at least 40% living in...