Gulu City hoteliers and community members dealing in pork have received a three day training on processing and value addition from Gulu University.
The university’s Faculty of Agriculture and Environment convened the training, aimed at equipping pork interested business persons in the whole pork value chain processing from production to consumption with quality and enterprising knowledge, on September 7 to 9 at its Business Incubation Centre.
Dr. Elly Kurobuza Ndyomugyenyi, the acting dean Faculty of Agriculture who doubles as an expert on non-ruminant nutrition said the training targeted hotel workers, some members of staff of the faculty and community members.
“The training is geared towards equipping pork interested business persons in the whole pork value chain processing from production to consumption by ensuring that the pork provided to the market is quality and enterprising to both the locals and the business community,” said Dr. Kurobuza.
Associate professor Dr. Ducan Ongeng, who is the coordinator of RUFORUM, said the project has been funded by MasterCard to empower members of the community in the attainment of transformation.
Gulu University Vice-Chancellor professor Openjuru George Ladaah, while passing out the beneficiaries on Friday, told them to work hard and implement the knowledge they have gained in the training.
“Get out and break through the market of packing quality pork, you have the skills and as a University we still have your back,” said Openjuru.
He added that the culture of packing and branding of pork is not common in Uganda and the team should utilize the knowledge they have gotten to compete in the market by availing packed quality pork into the market.