Whatsapp pig farmers! Uganda’s innovation platforms connecting and sharing on smartphones

A screenshot of phone chat discussions by pig multi-stakeholder platform members (photo credit: ILRI/Brian Kawuma) The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is using innovation platforms (IPs) in various projects in Uganda to bring together actors along livestock value chains to find solutions to shared challenges. These IPs, which are also [...]

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