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is home to , from which the JOY Goat Development
Programme grew. The current goat breeding project has grown out of a collaboration
with (now ). Within a 50 km radius of Masaka Town, we have
selected the 12 areas where take-
• Builds on the existing Vi-
• Other organisations such as , , and have also introduced dairy goats, and thereby helped to popularise them.
• The intervention of Vi in this hilly district means that there is already an understanding of integrating fodder supply with .
• Local government in Masaka District have been keen on improving goat productivity within the district
• A large number of Boer goats have been introduced into the district, which in many cases has and led to confused breeding goals,
• Because Masaka has become known throughout Uganda as a source of breeding stock, this has diverted farmers from seeing goats as production animals, and thereby inhibited the process
• The introduction of dairy and Boer goats has been done with scant record keeping, so in many places the blood levels of the current goats are uncertain.
• Vi transferred the focus of their operations from Masaka to other districts before the Goat Development Programme was launched, so some fledging breeders groups floundered in the meantime.
• has led to some cultural aversion to goats milk.