Sarah L. Mubiru is the Programme Assistant at Livestock and Fisheries Programme, Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). She win the first prize of Women in science competition 2010 with her research “ Development of ‘ENDIISA” Decision Support Tool for Improved Feeding of Dairy Cattle in Uganda”. In the video, she appreciate this competition.
Abstract of her study
Efforts for improvement of livestock feeding in Uganda have achieved great strides in identification of nutritious feed resources for cattle (Kabirizi, 2006; Nakiganda 2004; Mwebaze, http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof/uganda.htm; Stobbs, 1969). The feed resources include pasture grasses and legumes, leguminous shrubs or multi-purpose trees, crop residues and agro-industrial by-products. Despite, knowledge and in some instances utilisation of the appropriate feed resources, milk production on dairy farms has remained low in the ranges of 2–5 Lcow-1day-1 (Mubiru, 2006; Mubiru et al., 2007). This poor performance is clear indication of a gap in the knowledge disseminated to farmers with regards to cattle feeding. One major knowledge gap that was identified in studies done in Uganda was the inability by farmers to know the quantities Lire la suite