Some 28 agriculture officials and farmers have been trained in silage production for pigs at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute, Kabanyolo, Uganda, containing sweetpotato vines and unwanted roots.

The training, sweetpotato production, management and utilization workshop for training of trainers was organised by the International Potato Center (CIP) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

The officials and farmers were chosen from Masaka and Kamuli districts. Dr Peter Mulindwa, an official from ILRI, said they picked officials from Masaka because it is one of the leading producers of pigs in the country. He said Kamuli was chosen because of its high sweetpotato production.

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