By: Nelson KukundakweSome of the boran bulls that LEU is giving to PAHs under the Agricultural support services project.
Project-Affected Persons (PAP HHs) in Bunyoro are yielding to high hopes of improved boran bulls in their communities few months after receiving the first batch of the breed
“To date, 10 out of 13 bulls have been given out and we expect their
“This bull will help
He is also expectant that the
On top of being trained in improved methods of livestock management, Kworekya was also supported with the crush to enable
“After giving him a bull, we realized there
Milton Mujuni, hosting officials from total and Living Earth Uganda at his farm in Kisimo, Buliisa district
Milton Mujuni, another host farmer in Kisimo, Buliisa district appreciated LEU
Geographically, the project operates in semi-arid climatic conditions characterized by high prevalence of parasites and diseases, prolonged drought and low-quality pastures that pose challenges in feeding the animals both in terms of food and water in the dry season resulting in poor milk and beef yields. The characteristic short hair of the boran is for heat tolerance and the strong muscles help to move long distances in search of water in addition to its ability to digest low quality feeds which are abundant in the area.
As a result,
The ASSP project is focusing on supporting the PAPs with livestock species i.e. goats and cattle that will equally match with the climatic conditions of the area but superior both genotypically and phenotypically to the available local breeds.
Mujuni is one of the severely affected PAPs who benefited the various trainings mainly Crop and livestock management enterprises.
More than 50 cattle keeping households around Mr. Mujuni and Kworekya’s villages will benefit from the exotic bulls that are being hosted at their homes through cross breeding.
“As a host farmer, I understand that this bull will be accessed by all in the community who wish to cross breed their animals, and from what I have seen so
The Agriculture Support Supervision Project (AgSSP) will target a total of 3,990 households (4901 PAPs) whereby 1,808 households will receive general level support while 2,182 households will receive intensive level support by the close of the project.