|Fisheries Statistics and Information Systems (FISHIN)||UGA/87/007|
SEC Fld Rpt 16
FAO/UNDP PROJECT UGA/87/007
FISHIN NOTES AND RECORDS
SOCIO-ECONOMIC FIELD REPORTS
MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION ASPECTS OF LAKE VICTORIA FISHERIES IN UGANDA1
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C.T. Kirema-Mukasa2 & J.E. Reynolds3
|FISHIN - UGA/87/007||May 1990|
(Rev. Feb. 1991)
1 An earlier version of this paper was presented to the Symposium on Socio-Economic Aspects of Lake Victoria Fisheries, Kisumu, Kenya, 24–27 April 1990. The views expressed are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect those FAO/UN nor of the Uganda Department of Fisheries.
2 Fisheries Economist (Marketing), Ministry of Animal Industry and Fisheries, Fisheries Department, Uganda.
3 Socio-Economist, FAO/UN, UGA/87/007.
Substantial changes have occurred over recent years in terms of the distribution, marketing, and utilisation of fish from the Ugandan portion of Lake Victoria, owing largely to the dramatic proliferation of Nile perch. Over much of the same period, Ugandan national life has been beset by immense political, social, and economic disruption, the slow and difficult process of recovery from which is still only in its initial stages. This paper describes the evolution of the fishery and fish distribution in and around the Lake and the present situation with regard to products, marketing channels, and prices. Major problems of fish distribution and marketing are identified and suggestions for future development actions set forth.
This is one in a series of Field Reports by the Socio-Economic Working Group of FAO/UNDP Project UGA/87/007, Fisheries Statistics and Information Systems (FISHIN). Socio-Economic Field Reports (SEC Fld Rpts) are intended as occasional working documents/ briefs/notes covering on-going Group activities, issued for the information of Project team members and other interested colleagues. Length, format, and content vary according to the type and scope of activity reviewed (field trips, surveys, studies, workshops, etc.). It is cautioned that observations and findings presented in the Reports should be treated as preliminary and subject to further verification. Correspondence, comments, and suggestions are welcomed and may be forwarded to: J. Eric Reynolds, Socio-Economic Advisor, UGA/87/007, FAO/UN, P.O. Box 521, Kampala, Uganda.
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MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION ASPECTS OF LAKE VICTORIA FISHERIES IN UGANDA
2. RECENT EVOLUTION OF THE FISHERY AND FISH DISTRIBUTION
2.1 Lake Victoria: New Foodbank for the Nation
2.2 Changes in Established Distribution Patterns
3. PRODUCTS, MARKETING CHANNELS, AND PRICES
3.1 Main Products
3.2 Marketing Channels
3.3 Prices and Recent Trends
4. DISCUSSION: PROBLEMS IN DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING
4.1 Handling and Distribution Problems
4.2 Developing Demand for Fish Products
4.3 Potential Problems of Supply
5. PRIORITIES FOR ACTION: RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Infrastructure and Handling Practices
5.1.1 Feeder roads
5.1.2 Landing sites and markets
5.2 Promotion of Rastrineobola Products
5.3 Commercialisation and Sustained Development
6. REFERENCES CITED
APPENDIX I. TABLES
APPENDIX II. FIGURES