UFPEA has a technical team of Quality Assurance Managers under their umbrella association “Quality Assurance Managers Association” (QAMA) which is an affiliate of UFPEA. They pool their expertise to ensure a harmonized approach towards fish quality and safety issues.
Through public/private partnership, the association pushes for its interests as well as resolving constraints and challenges facing the industry with relevant government bodies such the Directorate of Fisheries Resources DiFR, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development on behalf of its members.
UFPEA also lobbies and mobilizes technical assistance as requested by member companies and carries out training in factories on different issues affecting the industry like certification ,Self-Monitoring and technology.etc
UFPEA is committed to sustainable management of fishery resources.As a measure to control the illegalities that have led to a reduction in fish stocks, in 2007 the industry started a self policing and control programmes that carries out impromptu inspection in all fish processing establishments.
Uganda Fish Processors and Exporters Association (UFPEA) is an umbrella organisation representing the private sector in the fisheries sub-sector. Founded in 1993, Uganda Fish Processors & Exporters Association (UFPEA) is a non profit organisation that brings together industrial fish processors in Uganda. Current membership stands at 11 fish processing companies all which are located long the shores of Lake Victoria. UFPEA is mandated to lobby and advocate for appropriate policies and programmes that benefit the sector, and promote sustainable management of Nile Perch resources.Through sustained investments in outstanding facilities, the industry has been transformed into a modern processing industry making fish and fishery products the leading non-traditional export product from Uganda.
Ufpea executive committee
OVIA KATITI MATOVU
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