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Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization

Launch of Lake Victoria Small Fish Project (LVSFP)

The Lake Victoria Small Fish Project – LVSFP (Promoting sustainable technologies and marketing strategies to increase incomes and reduce food losses in small fish systems) was launched at the Speke Resort Munyonyo Hotel in Kampala -Uganda, on 15th June 2022. The project was officially launched in a ceremony that involved cutting of a ribbon. The event was led by the Senior Officials Chair, Mr. Magese Bulayi and Dr. Shigalla Mahongo, the Executive Secretary of LVFO.
The project will be implemented for three years from February 2022. The overall objective of the Project is to achieve improved, inclusive and sustainable livelihoods and nutritious diets for rural communities dependent on small fish in Lake Victoria. The development objective is to reduce food losses, improve incomes and nutrition from small fish systems. The specific objectives are to:
  • Promote green technologies for fishing, fish processing and preservation to ensure sustainable resources, environmental safety and improved livelihoods;
  • Support marketing innovations to increase incomes and nutrition benefits from small fish; and
  • Generate and disseminate knowledge for sustainable small fish systems and policy
The project will promote sustainable technologies and marketing strategies for small fish systems and especially capacity building on adoption of solar technology for fishing in Lake Victoria, processing and preserving small fish through Private Public Partnership (PPP) arrangement. In addition, the project will work to improve marketing strategies; nutrition benefits and promoting human consumption for enhance nutritional security. The project will work with key stakeholders in the small fish value chains and strengthen small fish traders associations/ groups/ cooperatives.