Statistics indicate that currently Uganda has 14.1 Million goats and World over their Population stands at 1.4 billion goats.
In order the country to satisfy the local and international, the country need to produce 40 Million goats per year.
Dr. Jean Simon Onyaiti, the Academic Consultant from Bishop Stuart University, explains that quarter wanted a sample of 10,000 goats per month but the country couldn’t meet the demand.
According to Dr. Onyaiti, the demand is high but they cannot meet that requirement. He has called on government to invest more in goats especially on government farms.
Dr. Sylvester Baguma, the Director Bulindi Zonal Agriculture Research Institute (BUZARDI), says in Bunyoro Sub-Region they have about 800,000 goats. The ratio, he said, is still bad.
Dr. Charles Kajura, the Hoima District Production and Marketing Officer, explains that they expect the demand to increase more once the oil production begins and Hoima International Airport starts operation next year.
Dr. Hanington Byarugaba, a goat farmer and the owner of City Farm, has advised fellow farmers to get actively in goat rearing.
Other famers say that they have benefited a lot from the business and goats are easy to manage.
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