Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Katogota Farm, DR Congo
Comunity Based Initiatives (CoBI), working in the region of Bukavu, DR Congo, began a pig rearing venture a few months ago at a farm in Katogota.
So far, the project has been quite successful. In the first phase, CoBI purchased eight pigs, among them was one which was pregnant . Currently there are three more that are pregnant.
There was only on unfortunate situation with one of the pigs. The pig gave birth to 11 little piglets. Unfortunately 7 died three days after, this was because the mother pig was unable to produce milk to feed the piglets. It was after staff gaver her an injection that she started producing milk as reported by Djesse, the CoBI PiF leader.
The four remaining piglets are now healthy. This problem was not detected earlier by the guards, and the people who sold the pigs to CoBI did not tell of the problem in advance. The staff worked quickly to find a solution.
CoBI is learning from this and is looking forward for a great pig project.