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Fishing Sector Desires More
Kampala — The fishing sector ranks among those that contribute highly to Uganda's economy.

It employs a lot of local fishermen while earning foreign exchange.

Records from the Ministry of agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries show that in 2009, Uganda exported 1.7m tones of fish earning about U$8.543m, of which the bigger percentage was Nile perch.
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Climate change affecting food security
Uganda’s economy is largely agricultural. This means that agriculture being the core sector has, for a long time, significantly contributed to the country’s GDP and employment.

The Uganda Statistical Abstract (2013) sites the agricultural sector as the major source of employment, engaging about 66% of the country’s population which derives its livelihood from it. On the one hand the National Development Plan (NDP) (2010/11-2014/15) recognises agriculture sector as having the potential to significantly increase it contribution to economic growth and poverty reduction agenda.
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