One of the highlights of our trip has been getting to know the team of technicians who work with SNV on the artificial insemination program. The above picture was taken after a meeting that was held where we had the pleasure to meet the whole team. These technicians were selected to be part of the program because of their strong work ethic and desire to improve their own business.
We join the technicians during their service calls to the farm where we observe various practices that they perform for the farmers including, artificial insemination, synchronization, and pregnancy diagnosis. In the above picture a technician, Mutemba Lawrence (seen in the photo below) assisted us with a pregnancy diagnosis on farm.
Here we are having tea with farm owner Kekuruso Elly (seen in the yellow hat) after servicing his cattle with Mutemba Lawrence who is seen behind the tree. Our coworker Olivia Tumukunde joined us on this farm call and is seen in the center of the photo. It is tradition to take tea or share food together with visitors as a sign of appreciation. We always enjoy these gatherings because it gives us a chance to get to know the people we are working with.