The project seeks to transform livelihood of the island women by providing a sustainable income and nutrition security for economic development through cage fish farming (aquaculture) on Lake Victoria at community level. The project will be implemented in Koome Islands, Lake Victoria, Uganda. It will run for 12 months with community based approach targeting 100 women organized 4 women groups. The project aims to strengthen Island women participation in fish value chain for job creation, improve income, and contribute to sustainable use of the fish resources. The project will provide feasible transition of women fishing activities from the apparently competitive and uneconomical capture fishing to sustainable fish production and marketing activities that is demanded by exponential population growth in Uganda.
Fish is an important food resource for people living in Uganda, especially women, as an important source of proteins for combating undernourishment and malnutrition as it contains unique nutrients. However, overfishing and unsustainable management practices have meant that nearly 90 per cent of fish stocks used in Uganda are considered to be overfished or exploited up to sustainability limits.
The project will introduce and establish cage fish farming for 100 women organized 4 women groups to provide feasible transition from the apparently competitive and uneconomical capture fishing to sustainable fish production and marketing activities that is demanded by exponential population growth in Uganda. The project will provide hands on training to the target women on fish cage farming and market linkages.
This project needs to be scaled up to benefit more women with your support in order to create women employment and poverty alleviation for these vulnerable Island women to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.