8 IMPORTANCE OF FISH FARMING IN UGANDA

8 IMPORTANCE OF FISH FARMING IN UGANDA
  • Fish farmers have been provided by food in form of proteins and incomes from fish sales. This has ensured improved standards of living to farmers like in Kamenyamigo-Masaka.




  • Skills acquisition by local farmers on how to manage ponds and fish farming at large. Organizations like CARE, NARO, IUCN has trained fish farmers in Arua, Kitgum, Kapchorwa, etc, thus more fish production and improved incomes.
  • Fish exports like to South Sudan and USA fetch a lot of foreign exchange to Uganda which is used to set up important infrastructures like roads and health units.
  • Fish farming has provided employment opportunities to many Ugandans who would have been unemployed, especially in rural areas of Buikwe and Bushenyi. These have earned incomes like Nakapinyi fish farmers group members in Mukono, thus improving living standards.




  • It has led to improvement in infrastructures such as research centers, roads and fish processing factories.

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