September 16, 2019

ABOUT

UFPEA PROFILE

Our sustained investments in workforce capacity building and state of the art facilities, the industry has been transformed into a modern processing industry making fish and fishery products the leading non-traditional export product of Uganda.

1.0 UFPEA BACKGROUND

Uganda Fish Processors & Exporters Association (UFPEA) was founded in 1993 as a non-profit organisation that brings together all​​ industrial fish processors in Uganda. Later it formally registered in 1999 as a Company Limited by Guarantee and not having a share capital.

The core business of UFPEA members is processing, value addition and export of fish and fishery products to different destinations that include the European Union which accounts for over 75% of total exports in terms of volume followed by the Middle East, Singapore China, Japan, USA , COMESA and the regional market.

UFPEA provides business development services to its members and through​​ the​​ association, efforts are made to advocate for policies that favour the fish sub sector.​​ 

 

Through sustained investments in workforce capacity building and outstanding facilities, the industry has been transformed into a modern processing industry making fish and fishery products the leading non-traditional export product

 

 

Through sustained investments in workforce capacity building and 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, for now more than a decade.​​ 

UFPEA’s dynamic partnership with MAAIF (the EU’s appointed Competent Authority) has contributed to the state of confidence expressed by international bodies, such as the FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) of the European Commission, in Uganda’s ability to manage the requisite food safety control system for Uganda’s fish exports.

Figure 1: The core business value addition and export of fish and​​ fishery products to different destinations

 

1.2​​ Industry Statistic data.

 

  • 11 state of the art processing plants that are currently in operation

  • Employs about 32,000 workers of which more than 90% are Uganda citizens.

  • Fish benefits over 5 million Ugandans who derive incomes for their livelihoods.

  • Exports over averagely above 29,000 metric tonnes annually of fish products to international markets

  • Export revenue USD 116 million per year on average. ​​