Partners: African Development Bank,
The Government Of Rwanda and the Beneficiaries
Funded By: African Development Bank
Budget: UA 16.80 Million ( UA 13.76 Million as Loan, UA 1.00 Million
as Grant and UA 2.04 Million from the Government and Beneficiaries
Timeline: 2006 - 31st Dec 2012
Objective: The sector goal is to contribute to the strengthening of the
food security while the specific objective is to improve the incomes of
actors in the fishery sub sector in a sustainable manner
Coverage: All the 30 Districts
- Capacity building activities to fishers especially in lakes management and sensitising them on sustainable fishing methods,
Watershed protection activities around 17 inland lakes
- The end target of Area of water bodies stocked has been changed from 25 000 ha to 23 680 ha. The two Northern Lakes (Ruhondo and Bulera) will not be stocked (8 300 ha). The other 15 Lakes have been stocked for the first time. The second stocking is planned to start by June due to high floods affecting all
- Assisting fish farmers in the rehabilitation and creation of fish ponds
- Rehabilitation of Kigembe fish farm into a modern fish hatchery
- Construction of landing sites in order to reduce post harvest losses and improve fish commercialisation
- Carrying out lakes restocking with Tilapia niloticus
- Purchasing Tilapia niloticus brood stocks to supply to the farmers for the 1st stocking phase
- Assisting fish farmers to get the 1st cycle feeds and supplying them with 8 units of small fish feed making machines.
- Training and organising study tours to fishers and fish farmers in order to acquire more knowledge and skills on commercial fish farming
Achievements / key facts / key figures:
- 15 inland lakes with a total surface area of 15,380 ha have been restocked with 381,113 of Tilapia niloticus fingerlings.
- 513ha &4956ha of radical and progressive terraces respectively and 1,624 ha .of forest cover have been established on the watershed of the 17 inland lakes
- The 674 associations were later on grouped into 251 cooperatives ; 251 cooperatives were formed, amongst them 186 for aquaculture, and 65 capture fisheries. All 186 cooperatives were created after the Promulgation of the Cooperatives’ Law; 65 Cooperatives were formed through the restructuring of 120 Associations in Rwamagana Outstation and Ruhengeri &those 65 Cooperatives have been trained to sustainably manage the lakes ecosystem
- 25 engine boats were purchased to support lakes surveillance in order to reduce malpractices in fishing including poachers and use of illegal gears
- We have assisted 247 cooperatives to rehabilitate 180 ha of fish ponds and stocked them with Tilapia Niloticus fingerlings In order to promote fish commercialisation and reduction of post harvest losses ;
- 27 landing sites, 2 regional fishery products promotion centres and one Urban fishery promotion centre in the Kigali Economic Zone have been constructed.
- Assisted farmers in the establishment of 400 cages for Tilapia intensive farming on lakes Bulera, Ruhondo and Muhazi
- Rehabilitation of Kigembe into a modern fish hatchery with a capacity of producing atleast 10 million fingerlings per year.
- Assist farmers in the acquisition of 8 sets of small fish feed making machines
Contact details:Dr. Wilson RUTAGANIRAProject Coordinator,email email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Tel +250788306364Mr Jean Claude NDORIMANAHead Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Department,email email@example.com Tel +250788455119Mr. Pierre Claver KAYITARE Monitoring and Evaluation officer ;email firstname.lastname@example.orgTel +250788407059