Aviana Uganda 2012 in November
The international expo for poultry and livestock “Aviana Uganda 2012″ will present a gateway to East Africa by providing a platform to exhibit products, services and innovative technologies to top decision makers and create business partnerships, with exhibitors from more than 20 countries. Aviana Uganda is a Poultry and Livestock Expo exemplifying a single aim of prosperity in African animal health sector: with the mission, “Animal’s Health, Nation’s Wealth”.
Aviana Uganda 2012 is intended to give businesses the opportunity in East Africa to exhibit and showcase in Animal Health Sector. Attendees will have opportunities to learn innovative technologies such as Poultry and Dairy Farming, Disease Control, Health Management, Nutrition etc. with leading experts from different foreign countries.
Uganda Manufacturer Association (UMA) Showground will give your organization an excellent platform to effectively reach out to the Ugandan community, promote and launch brands, meet over 100 exhibitors from more than 20 countries, discover investment and export opportunities, and explore new partnerships with East African veterinary and livestock industry community.
Uganda livestock overview
Livestock represents an essential part of Uganda’s agriculture, culture, and economy. The total number of cattle, sheep, and goats more than doubled between 2002 and 2008, and the number of pigs and chickens grew by 88 and 59 percent, respectively. Beef and milk production both increased by 8 percent in 2008 alone. Livestock are particularly important to the subsistence agriculture on which seven out of ten Ugandans rely for their livelihood.
While income from livestock provides only one of many sources of income for rural households, people typically rank livestock as their second or third most important means of livelihood. It is not surprising then that over 70 percent of all households in Uganda owned livestock in 2008. Indeed, smallholders and pastoralists dominate the livestock sector. Farming households with mixed crop and livestock production and pastoralists together own 90 percent of Uganda’s cattle and almost all of the country’s poultry, pigs, sheep, and goats. Uganda’s poultry products especially eggs and chicken are on high demand in neighbouring countries like South Sudan, DR Congo and Rwanda.
According to National Livestock Census 2008:
- Poultry: 37.4 milliom
- Cattle: 11.4 million
- Goats: 12.5 million
- Sheep: 3.4 million
- Pigs: 3.2 million
- Dogs: 1.6 million
Poultry numbers in 2008 were 37.4 million rising to 38.6 million in 2009 while in 2010 39.7 million birds were counted.
Dates: 1 & 2 NOV 2012
Venue: Uganda Manufacturer Association (UMA) Showgrounds, Kampala
Times: 9 am- 5 pm