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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2011

Utilization of Market Crop Wastes as Animal Feed in Urban and Peri-Urban Livestock Production in Uganda

Katongole, Constantine Bakyusa; Sabiiti, Elly; Bareeba, Felix; Ledin, Inger


Household-level factors underlying the use of market crop wastes as animal feed in Kampala, Uganda were assessed. Nearly half of the animal farmers in Kampala have at some time used these wastes to feed animals. Banana peels were the most commonly used, followed by cabbage leaves and sweet potato vines. Banana peels and sweet potato vines were chiefly obtained at a fee, while wastes such as bean pods were entirely free. The average distance from the market to the home was 10.3 km. Transportation costs, contamination, lack of knowledge and the wastes not being free were the major challenges faced.


Market crop waste; animal feed; feed scarcity; urban livestock production; Kampala; Uganda

Published in

Journal of Sustainable Agriculture
2011, volume: 35, number: 3, pages: 329-342

Authors' information

Ledin, Inger
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Nutrition and Management

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities

UKÄ Subject classification

Agricultural Science

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