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OLUNTEER EFFORTS FOR DEVELOPMENT CONCERNS’ (VEDCO) IMPACT ON THE KYAGALANYI PIGGERY FARMERS GROUP IN UGANDA (Pages : 39 - 44)

M. H. RAHMAN, K. ALPÍZAR, T. LUND, B. BWALYA AND B. MJØS

This research was carried out in Luweero district in Uganda, September 2006 to study Volunteer Efforts for Development Concern’s (VEDCO’s) impact on the livelihoods and resource management in Kyagalanyi Piggery Farmers Group. VEDCO is a local non governmental organization (NGO) working with food security, agricultural trade activities, development of community groups and other actions that help to expand poor farmers’. A qualitative research with semi and unstructured interviews was carried out. Fifteen informants for the interviews were selected by random sampling during a previous village meeting. Furthermore, a focus group discussion was done and the participants were selected randomly. All the respondents were farmers rearing pigs and most of them worked on their land. Swine fever has been a serious problem and killing some of the pigs that were given to people by VEDCO. Farmers have received technical advice from VEDCO, but only a few farmers had received pigs. VEDCO has also given seeds to farmers like banana suckers, yam seeds and tree seedlings. The respondents mentioned that advantages of being a member of the Piggery Group included receiving training in piggery with subsequent increased pig productivity, training in crop production, cooperation and market opportunities. Farmers were happy with the trainings that they had received from VEDCO, but they expected new knowledge and more attention to their requests. Download

VOLUNTEER EFFORTS FOR DEVELOPMENT CONCERNS’ (VEDCO) IMPACT ON THE KYAGALANYI PIGGERY FARMERS GROUP IN UGANDA (Pages : 39 - 44)

M. H. RAHMAN, K. ALPÍZAR, T. LUND, B. BWALYA AND B. MJØS

This research was carried out in Luweero district in Uganda, September 2006 to study Volunteer Efforts for Development Concern’s (VEDCO’s) impact on the livelihoods and resource management in Kyagalanyi Piggery Farmers Group. VEDCO is a local non governmental organization (NGO) working with food security, agricultural trade activities, development of community groups and other actions that help to expand poor farmers’. A qualitative research with semi and unstructured interviews was carried out. Fifteen informants for the interviews were selected by random sampling during a previous village meeting. Furthermore, a focus group discussion was done and the participants were selected randomly. All the respondents were farmers rearing pigs and most of them worked on their land. Swine fever has been a serious problem and killing some of the pigs that were given to people by VEDCO. Farmers have received technical advice from VEDCO, but only a few farmers had received pigs. VEDCO has also given seeds to farmers like banana suckers, yam seeds and tree seedlings. The respondents mentioned that advantages of being a member of the Piggery Group included receiving training in piggery with subsequent increased pig productivity, training in crop production, cooperation and market opportunities. Farmers were happy with the trainings that they had received from VEDCO, but they expected new knowledge and more attention to their requests. Download


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