Ugan­dan Fish Sausages Trans­form Fe­male For­tunes

Southern Innovator - - RECYCLING -

What to do when your food pro­duc­tion en­ter­prise is not mak­ing much money? It is a com­mon prob­lem in the global South, where farm­ers and fish­ers of­ten strug­gle to sur­vive and where they can face the threat of bank­ruptcy and des­ti­tu­tion while try­ing to pro­vide es­sen­tial food for their com­mu­ni­ties.

Lovin Kobus­ingya is the for­mer sec­re­tary and univer­sity grad­u­ate who, through tenac­ity and in­ge­nu­ity, has built a busi­ness selling fish sausages that has be­come a hit in Kampala, Uganda, in East Africa.

The prod­uct, ba­si­cally un­known in Uganda be­fore, be­came a tidy so­lu­tion to the dilemma of how to sell fish at a pre­mium price that could boost the in­come of the farm­ers.

The 29-year-old mother of two set up Kati Fish Farms (kat­i­farms.org) and Kati Farm Sup­plies Ltd. and now sells 500 kilo­grams of fish sausage a day. – (Novem­ber 2012)

Im­age: Kati Farms (kat­i­farms.org)

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