Pig Production and Marketing Uganda Limited (PPM) is organizing the first ever national pork expo on 24th and 25th June 2017 at Mandela national stadium (Namboole). This pork expo is intended to bring together all key parties engaged in the piggery value chain as a means of fostering partnerships and collaborations between them.
It will also serve as a platform to create awareness about African Swine Fever (ASF) the main threat to pig production in Uganda and display different value addition techniques that increase the value of pork, agro-inputs and low cost feed substitutes which can be adopted by pig farmers or other players in the chain. There will also be different pork dishes prepared by various chefs presenting pork in various tastes bringing together people from different walks of life simply to relish.
The national pork expo is meant to serve as a platform to nurture linkages between producers, input suppliers, researchers, service providers and agro processors both within and outside Uganda to mitigate the factors associated with the low performance of the piggery sector in Uganda.
This expo is targeting more than 20,000 people from all over Uganda and other East African countries who are mostly involved in piggery or intend to join the business in any section along the pig value chain. Among them will also be revelers who will come to enjoy the pork that will be prepared in different ways for people to savor.
The ASF awareness section of the event is meant to teach farmers both in practice and those intending to rear pigs on how best to avoid such diseases on their farms that can result into 100% losses. This is following the recent outbreak in Rubaga Division, Kampala and Masaka district in January that resulted in dozens of pig farmers counting losses following an epidemic of ASF that claimed thousands of animals in the area. In a contemporary study on ASF it has been reported that from 2001 to 2012, a total of 388 ASF outbreaks were reported in 59 districts IN Uganda. (Atuhaire et al., 2013)
The event will lead to; stronger linkages between farmers, input dealers and agro-processors that create platforms for sharing knowledge and experiences, enhanced access to information on piggery such as market information and knowledge about the various agro inputs currently on the market, general public awareness about African swine fever and in the long run, more farmers engaging in pig production in Uganda.
The expo will be crowned by awarding prizes to the best actors in the piggery value chain who will be selected prior to the event. The selection criteria will be by voting of the nominated people by the beneficiaries. For example the best actor in the nutrition sector will be voted by farmers who have attested to the fact that the feeds he or she manufactured greatly improved the performance and feed conversion ratio of the pigs.
GoldUsh. 10,000,000 (USD 2860)
PlatinumUshs 5,000,000 (USD 1430)
SilverUsh 2,500,000 (USD 715)
BronzeUsh. 1,500,000 (USD 430)
|Bronze||• Certificate recognition from PPM.
• 2 expo floats with your brand
|Silver||All benefits of the bronze including;
• 30 minutes speaking opportunity at the main grounds stage.
• Own a stage at the expo grounds in a prime location to market your company.
|Platinum||All benefits of the silver including;
• One hour speaking opportunity at the main grounds stage.
• Expo customized shirts and caps for staff.
|Gold||All the benefits of the platinum level plus;
• Receiving an award for contributing to a revolutionary cause.
• Unlimited co-branding on all the available media throughout the publicity campaign
Lunch and a drinks will be provided for the staff of the sponsoring organisations during the two days of the expo.
For further information about the EXPO;
PIG PRODUCTION AND MARKETING
Or contact; Production manager- Nuwatuha Catherine