Project #25470

Build Fish Ponds for Reformed Poachers in Uganda

by Community Initiatives for Biodiversity Conservation


The project will provide organic fish farming skills to 72 reformed poachers in communities neighboring the Bwindi national park. It will also support each member with a fish pond, helping the reformed poachers' families to find an alternative source of bush meat and animal protein. The project will in this regard check on the current malnutrition status at 12% in women and also stunt growth at 33% in infants provide food and a much needed income in these poor of the poor communities
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According to our recent research, findings were that poaching is diseases of poverty and hunger. This breeds malnutrition among children and mothers. According to US Agency for International Development and the government of Uganda report as of 2011, 33% of Uganda's children are stunted and 14% under weight. Besides the interventions by the government of Uganda and other humanitarian organisations children from families in park adjacent communities continue to be malnourished, poor and hungry.


The project will build an organic fish farming training centre in the heart of the community. It will also build fish farming projects in schools and reformed poacher communities around the protected area, train and support them in organic fish farming skills and technologies. The project will train sustainable methods of growing fish like using locally kept earthworms, remains from slaughtered animals as food for the fish. Advise them not to fly fish when cooking to maintain omega 3 nutrient.

Long-Term Impact

The project will end malnutrition among children in park adjacent communities. It will also support reformed poachers with alternative source of animal protein and provide them with income when they sale their fish. This will solve the long term problem of poaching in the park. The project will also support parents to pay school fees for their children. The use of stomach content from slaughtered animals as supplementary fish food will impact on climate change.


Project Leader:
John Bosco Tusingwire
Kampala, Uganda

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