Africa / Animal Feeding / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Feeds / FRD / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / RTB / Uganda

Feeding pigs roots, tubers and bananas in Uganda

Sweetpotato, banana and other root and tuber ‘residues’, such as vines, leaves and peels are often fed to pigs in Uganda, but could be utilized much better.

A recent study of ‘Perceptions and practices of farmers on the utilization of sweetpotato, and other root tubers, and banana for pig feeding in smallholder crop-livestock systems in Uganda’ calls for further exploration of strategies to conserve such crop residues during the harvest period to reduce waste and improve incomes for smallholder pig farmers in Uganda.

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