This is a report of the study on the contribution of Lake Victoria fisheries to economic growth, poverty reduction and development in Uganda. The purpose of the study was to establish the existing knowledge and data on fisheries contribution to Uganda’s economy at the national and household levels and asses gaps that would be addressed through further research and data collection.
The study was conducted using two methods: A review of literature was done by reviewing documents, references, reports and published statistics at NaFIRRI, Makerere University, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Department of Fisheries Resources Entebbe (DFR), Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and Ministry of Trade and Industry and to UFPEA. This provided information about Lake Victoria stakeholders covering their incomes, marketing chain and revenue data. Secondly, Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) were held with staff at Makerere University, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Department of Fisheries Resources Entebbe (DFR), Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), and Ministry of Trade and Industry.
The report covers fisheries contribution in the areas of production and Gross Domestic Product (GDP), employment, incomes, artisanal and industrial processing, domestic, regional and international marketing, consumption and public revenues.