Chilling and transport infrastructure is also lacking, particularly challenging to market a perishable product made from fish. Most challenging is the lack of money for investing; commercial banks seem mainly to be interested in funding projects that are safe and guarantee a return on their investment.
A number of studies about Uganda’s fisheries sector show positive trends in the export of fish and foreign exchange earnings. But it is a long road ahead before the sector can enjoy a substantial share of the GDP as coffee, tea and tourism do.
Therefore, in a bid to improve trade, product quality, incomes and innovations, the Women Fish Network Uganda—an organisation of about 140 women fish farmers, processors, traders and scientists—will hold a regional conference next month.
Unlimited supply of main raw material. Kati Farms was lucky to have an abundance of raw materials. When Lovin started her business, nobody wanted to use farmed fish, so she had no difficulty in sourcing her main ingredient.