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Issue No.61
  • :0973-1156
  • :August
  • :2020

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 61, August 2020


Adding value to fish: Lovin Kobusingye is not just a successful woman entrepreneur in Uganda but an influential voice in shaping pan-African fisheries policies

By Nasser Kasozi (, Kati Farms (U) Ltd, Uganda

Lovin Kobusingye is a well-known young woman fish entrepreneur working in Central Uganda’s Wakiso District. For over eight years, she, along with her two partners and over a thousand other fish farmers, has worked on fish processing and value addition. At the same time, she has persistently lobbied the government to support women-led entrepreneurship through an enabling policy framework designed to protect women in fisheries activities both in Uganda and, at a higher level, throughout Africa.

Lovin Kobusingye has a string of achievements to her credit. She is the Director and Co-Founder of Kati Farms (U) Ltd, a fish agro-processing enterprise. She is also the President of the Eastern Africa Women in Fisheries and Aquaculture Association (WIFA) that includes representation from eleven countries: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, southern Sudan, Sudan and Tanzania. She is President of the Uga