Uganda Butchers Trained Through Partnership with Veterinarians without Borders-US

| Brian Kawuma

To a good number of Ugandans, pork is a delicacy; consumed in various forms, this meat is revered for both its taste and nutritive value. In fact a research study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reveals that the per capita consumption of pork in Uganda is about 3.4 kg per year, the highest in East Africa. To date, more pork than beef is consumed in Uganda. Kampala, the Ugandan capital has the highest number of ‘pork joints’ in the country –establishments where pork prepared in different forms (deep-fried, roasted or barbecued) is served.