Our Achievements

  • Collaborated with GIZ - RFBCP and trained 800 fishers in business development services in seven districts
  • Supported some of our members to acquired legal fishing gears like boats, fishing nets, boat engines, solar dryers, life jackets among others with support from GIZ - RFBCP
  • Reached out to over 125 landing sites to sensitize fishers on sustainable fishing practices, protection of breeding places and the environment.
  • Registered over 10,000 new members into the association in 2021 / 2022
  • Empowered more women to engage in fishing and fish trade with a significant number of women owning fishing boats.
  • Contributed to formulation and review of fisheries laws in Uganda eg the fisheries and aquaculture act 2023
  • Worked with government departments to reduce illegal fishing and trade practices resulting in re opening of fish processing factories that had closed.
  • Supported fishers to access fair fish prices and markets at local, regional and international level.
  • In July 2023 we successfully elected new AFALU leaders at national and regional level.
  • Election of landing site committees is ongoing to strengthen AFALU structures.
  • Extended HIV prevention, treatment, GBV and reproductive health services to fishers with support from US Embassy in Uganda

Our Impact

  • 2,500,000 fishers engaged on sustainable fishing
  • 800 fishers trained in business development services
  • 10,000 members registered into the association
  • 150,000 fishers reached with HIV, SRHR and GBV information

BDS trainees of Namayingo district during a focus group discussions with the trainer standing

BDS participants of Buvuma district appreciating AFALU and GIZ - RFBCP for the boat they were given

GIZ -RFBCP staff during field support supervision to BDS trainees of Jinja district

BDS trainees of Namayingo district during a focus group discussions with the trainer standing

Fishers learnt how to make fish balls duirng BDS training funded bu GIZ - RFBCP

Trainees of Bugiri district learning fish value addition like making fish sousages

Fish steak prepared during value addition training in Namayingo district

Fish value addition (Mukene and sausages)

Fish traders learning about fish handling and processing in Jinja

Our Partners