Water Governance Institute Scoops USAID Grant Award

The Water Governance Institute (WGI) has scooped a grant award in Amsterdam, visit this site treatment Netherlands from the USAID Securing Water for Food (SWFF) program.

The award was announced on Wednesday during the International Water Week in Amsterdam.

Henry Bazira, rx the Executive Director of WGI, Uganda said the Grant will promote Aquaponics (Aquaculture + Hydroponics) farming in urban, peri-urban and rural households in the districts of Kampala, Adjumani, Hoima and Kamuli.

Water Governance Institute is a nonprofit organization that engages government and other stakeholders on policy, governance and development issues related to water, Oil, Gas and Other extractive resources.

“This is an exciting moment for WGI, having been selected out of 450 applicants worldwide to be among 12 awardees of the grant,” Mr. Bazira said.

He noted that the selected districts were chosen on the basis of their poverty indices and income disparities between the poor and the rich.

“The intervention is a game-changer in that it demystifies traditional fish farming practices and domesticates them into households instead of natural lake, river & wetland water systems,” Mr Bazira explained.

He added that it is an integrated fish and horticulture farming in a closed looped water recycling system.

He noted that it is a low cost intervention that can be done by majority poor households in Uganda.

“It will contribute fish and horticultural product stock on the market and easy availability and access. The intervention will address the nutrient deficiency challenges associated with lack of good protein and nutrients among poor households,” Mr Bazira divulged, adding that it will also provide the much needed income and help shift the households from poverty.


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