Pork production is an emerging sector in East Africa, mainly by small holder farmers raising pigs as a household income activity in peri-urban and rural areas. This document is a set of practical guidelines aimed at helping the farmer plan and manage their investment in pig farming.

  • Consumption of pork products is growing across East Africa and globally 
  • Pigs multiply fast as their fertility rates are high 
  • Pigs are highly adaptable and relatively easy to farm 
  • Pig waste provides a cheap source of manure 
  • Pigs feed on a wide variety of food
  • Pork is an economical source of animal protein and is a source of vitamins B1, B2 & B3, selenium, zinc and phosphorous

Agripreneurship Alliance PIG Farming Guide.pdf

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