Aquaculture Road Map Uganda

Opportunities in the aquaculture value chain

The aquaculture sector in Uganda is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The advent of cage farming on Lake Victoria and the entry of major international fish farmers have been drivers of the fast growth.

As a fast growing sector, directly linked to food security, it provides interesting opportunities for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote private sector development. The Dutch private sector is also showing a high interest in the sector and its future development.

Fish is a popular product for consumers, but prices are high. With catches from wild catch not able to meet demand, there is a clear need to increase production. However, overall, most farmed fish is still exported.

The development of a strong home market would significantly contribute to a more resilient value chain.