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Kingdom of Eswatini

Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Pig Industry Enhancement Project Phase II in Eswatini
Project Description: The proposed second phase of PIEP, referred to as PIEP II, will build on the successes of the first phase to further enhance the pig industry supply chain in Eswatini. The main components of PIEP II include: 1. Improving the pig breeding system at Mpisi Pig Breeding Station by supplying pure line breeding pigs to potential farmers to increase the supply of high­quality hybrid gilts, thus increasing the proportion of farmers with quality breeding pigs; 2. Conducting national training on breeding management, nutrition, artificial insemination and other techniques aimed at improving farmers' production efficiency; 3. Establishing a national pig identification and traceability system to link sources of pigs with registered abattoirs for hygienic pig slaughter; and 4. Facilitating market linkages by enabling the signing of production and/or marketing contracts between farmers and pork wholesalers, and establishing a frozen carcass stacking lease mechanism to regulate the Eswatini pork market demand and stabilize marketing channels affecting pork supply and demand.

Implementation Start Date: 2021/1/1
Implementation End Date: 2025/12/31
Project Objectives: Improve the operating environment of the pig industry in Eswatini; increase farmers' productivity and income by 15 percent from the 2020 benchmark by the end of the project.
Executing Agency: Department of Veterinary and Livestock Services, Ministry of Agriculture
Taiwan Technical Mission in the Kingdom of Eswatini
Current Progress: As of the end of June 2021, the following activities have been implemented:

1.Selected 15 second generation of pure Landrace. Pure breeding 7 Landrace, 5 Large White and 3 Duroc purebred pig with frozen semen from Taiwan.
2.Maintained 91 purebred pigs at Mpisi pig breeding station.
3.Produced and extented 194 two-crossbred gilts to farmers.
4.Promoted purebred breeding sows to medium and large-scale pig farmers, and assisted them mating 14 sows, 87 piglets born.
5.Promoted the pigbase systems, totally 1,535 farmers were recorded and 492 constant users.

Project Contact: Lin-ting, Huang
Phone: +886-2-28732323 ext.215
E-mail: l.t.huang@icdf.org.tw
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Africa, Eswatini
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date Updated:2021/7/23