By James Onono Ojok
Gulu University under faculty of Agriculture and Environment has trained ten members of the community on pork processing and value addition.
The training that started on the 7th of September ended on the 9th September 2020 from Gulu University 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.
According to Dr.Elly, the training is geared towards equipping pork interested business persons in the whole pig value chain processes from production to consumption by ensuring that the pork provided to the market is quality and enterprising to the business community.
Associate professor Dr Ducan Ongeng the coordinator of RUFORUM in the University said the project has been funded by MasterCard through RUFORUM as one of the milestone in empowering the members of the community in the attainment of the community transformation slogan.
Gulu University Vice-Chancellor professor Openjuru George Ladaah while passing out the beneficiaries on Friday told the beneficiaries to work hard and implement the knowledge they have gained in the five days of their intensive training.
“Get out and break the market of packing quality pork, you have the skills as a University we still have your back as well,” Openjuru said.
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 in to the market.