A one day meeting was held at Palm Springs Hotel in Masaka District on the 10th September 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss updates on African Swine Fever (ASF) and pig genetics research in Uganda. The meeting was also an opportunity to select areas in order to advance research towards control of ASF. The inception meeting brought together District Veterinary Officers from Masaka, Lyantonde, Rakai, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Ssembabule and Lwengo districts. The aforementioned districts are proposed study areas in the project design. Farmers will be selected from the districts for the project studies. Also in attendance were Project and College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) staff.
Charles Masembe (BVM, MSc., PhD),
Associate Professor (Molecular Genetics & Evolution),
Wellcome Trust Fellow,