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Milking a dairy cross goat Giving a goat to a farmers group in Masaka District

Why  Dairy Goats

JOY Goat Development Programme focuses mainly on dairy goats.

• Goats are easy to care for and feed even on little land.   more...

• Goats provide milk for home consumption.   more...

• Sale of milk and offspring improves income.   more...

• When introduced properly they protect the environment by promoting tree planting.   more...

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Projects in Uganda

• The areas where we are most active are Greater Masaka and Elgon; including one large group that supplies high-grade breeding stock for the rest of the programme and to other projects.  more...

• Elsewhere in Uganda we work with a wide variety of partner organisations, from local farmers’ groups to international NGOs. (See map)

David Dowdy with the Leadership Team of Deliverance Church Uganda Bringing a dairy male to a village in Masaka District

Introduction to

JOY Goat Development Programme

Who we are

JOY Goat Development Programme is run by Deliverance Church Uganda, with personnel seconded by Soteria Christian Fellowship, Uxbridge, UK.

It is based in Masaka, Uganda and has developed from the goat farm operated by JOY Youth Training Centre (was JOY Children’s Centre).

The Programme is primarily supported by donations from individuals.

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The Breeding Programme

• Male goats are distributed for breeding with local goats.  more...
Many have been sponsored by groups and individuals. more...

• Training is provided on goat care.  more...

• The bucks are moved between villages to avoid in-breeding.  more...

• Training is provided on record keeping  more...

Breeders’ groups are formed for a long-term breeding plan.  more...

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