ASF-RESIST Research Action Launched

Early this year, the African Union, supported by the European Union awarded a research grant of USD 1,249,988 to a consortium of scientists led by the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) to implement a research action aimed at ‘Developing innovative and sustainable approaches to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Africa (ASF-RESIST)’. The research was launched on 26th June 2018 by Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza, Director Research and Graduate Training, who represented the Vice Chancellor, Makerere University at the inception meeting held at Metropole Hotel in Kampala, Uganda.

The function was attended by scientists from partner institutions together with stakeholders from government ministries, local governments, Pig farmers, veterinarians, graduate students, academia, researchers and traders in the pork and pig industry in Uganda.

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Written By: 
Ms. Zaam Ssali, Communication Officer CoNAS