Fish Farmers Urged On Quality And Standards

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
26 September 2007, at 1:00am

UGANDA - As fish becomes increasingly scarce in our lakes, Ugandans have been advised to stop lamenting and concentrate on fish farming.

Israeli experts who were in the country to train fish farmers on quality and standards said this was one way to lift Ugandan farmers out of poverty.

The Israeli deputy director general of quality management, Raz Yechie and his colleague, Perezt Yankale, from Fishart International Ltd, cited lack of quality management as one of the obstacles that hinder African countries from accessing the international market.

Yechie gave an example of his country where there is a serious shortage of land and water, yet the country is one of the biggest exporters of fish.

He said if more farmers went into fish farming, the fish in the lakes would be left to multiply.

About 45 fish farm managers and four fisheries staff were trained in fish farming techniques at the National Agricultural Research Organisation in Kajjansi.

The participants were taught new aspects of international quality management and cost-effectiveness in agricultural production.

Source: AllAfrica