The 16 farmers started cage fish farming at the height of operations by the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit, five years ago. However, the farmers say the costs of commercial fish feeds are almost chasing them out of business.
The trust is mandated to generate and pass polices, mobilise farmers to participate in oil palm growing, popularise the project through awareness campaign as well as identifying and registering more out growers.
The money, according to the Chief Administrative Officer Charles Komakech Olubo will be used for field visits, monitoring the movement of the desert locusts, community sensitization and enhancing reporting mechanisms.
The traders comprising of 40 women and 20 men operating under Kiyindi Women Fish Processors Association say that Rwanda offered the biggest market for silver fish from Kiyindi landing site, prior to the border closure.