ffou uganda

Organisational Profile

During the period 2008 to about 2012, various fisheries delivery institutions strengthened their performance in a number of areas ranging from institutional establishments, research, pilot initiatives, and programmatic interventions.

Similarly, different fisheries associations engaged in interventions that targeted the users of the fisheries delivery agencies with major focus on human rights awareness, institutional capacity strengthening, youth and women empowerment.

FFOU was subsequently conceived in early 2011 as a loose coalition to steer involvement of the Fisheries Sector Players in addressing the issues directly affecting the poor and marginalized groups.


FFOU Strategic areas of Implementation contributes significantly to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the third National Development Plan – (NDP III). The Fundamental and key strategic areas of Implementation for the Federation of Fisheries Organizations Uganda include;

  • Legislation, Policies and Human Rights 
  • Scale Up Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Services among Fisherfolk and high risk groups
  • Integration of ICT into the fisheries subsector
  • Climate change action to protect the eco-system, 
  • Capacity building for women and youth within the fisheries business chain, 
  • Sustainable development of fish farming (Aquaculture and Aquaponics)

Partnerships and collaborations; 

FFOU works with several Development partners and Line Ministries to deliver its initial core program interventions including;

  1. Ministry of Agriculture, Animals industries and Fisheries (MAAIF),
  3. European Union,
  4. Uganda Aids Commission (UAC),
  5. Uganda National Aids Service Organisation (UNASO) ,
  6. Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT), and
  7. Uganda Human rights Commission, among others.

FFOU is currently implementing a Business Development Service project (BDS) funded by GIZ-RFBCP in 7 districts of central region along Lake Victoria including; Kampala, Mpigi, Mukono, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu and Kalangala districts. FFOU is also providing Capacity Building and HIV/AIDS Prevention services in 12 districts surrounded by Lake Kyoga which includes; Nakasongola, Amolatar, Kaberamaido, Dokolo, Apac, Kwania, Serere, Ngora, Palisa, Kaliro, Buyende and Kayunga districts. Other targeted districts on Lake Albert for capacity building and HIV and AIDS prevention services includes; Bulisa, Hoima, Kikube, Kagadi and Ntoroko.


To be the leading national Fisheries Federation in coordinating sustainable and ethical fishing practices in Uganda.


To promote ethical fishing practices and sustainable development of the fisheries sector in Uganda for improved livelihood the alleviation of poverty and contribution to the food basket.

Development Partners
Strategic Partners