|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|
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).
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.
African Development Fund
Government Of Uganda
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal, Industry and Fisheries
|Last Update||22 Nov 2020|