Uganda - Fisheries Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 12 Jun 2002
Signature Date 14 Nov 2002
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31320
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 21,963,827.27
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Fisheries Development Project (FDP) addresses the issues of poverty reduction and food security in Uganda. In this context, the Government of Uganda attaches high priority to the development of both capture fisheries and aquaculture. The project comprises five components. The Fish Quality Assurance component involves the development of 30 fish landing centers, upgrading of 21 fish markets, improved monitoring, control and surveillance and establishment of a fish quality laboratory. The Aquaculture Research and Development component covers research into fish feeds, breeding, production systems and hybridization. Aquaculture development is geared towards the establishment of regional fish fry production and demonstration centers as well as transfer of improved technology. The fisheries credit fund component will provide credit for fisheries production, trade and processing. The capacity building component covers technical assistance, staff and beneficiary training. The Project Coordination component aims at overall project coordination. The total cost including contingencies is estimated at UA 25.516 million (Ushs 54.791 billion).

Project Objectives

The sector goal is to foster economic growth and reduce poverty. The Project objective is to increase incomes from fishing through availability of higher quality fish products and through strengthening of aquaculture research and development.


The targeted beneficiaries total some 20,000 poor artisanal fishers and about 2,200 subsistence and commercial fish farmers, traders, processors including women in fishing communities in the Project area: (western, central and eastern regions, covering Lakes Victoria, George, Albert, Kyoga and Edward about 39,000Km2 of fishing grounds). Other beneficiaries were staff of the fisheries department and research institutes.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Uganda
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal, Industry and Fisheries


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-AAF-002
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


Contact Details

Name OLADAPO Olagoke

Geographic Location

Country Uganda