Faridah Bukirwa
Uganda 2022
Growing up in the bustling capital of Kampala, a young Faridah Bukirwa might well have been destined for a career in business. Instead, she bucked expectations – and set her sights on agriculture. As a Fisheries Inspector with Uganda’s Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries, Faridah works with the central government to develop policies, regulations, and guidelines to improve the fisheries and aquaculture sector. Faridah’s policy focus is on improving women’s contributions to artisanal fisheries and their role in aquaculture. She also looks forward to building relationships and networks with the other Fellows.  
“Equipping women with skills and knowledge to reduce post-harvest losses will increase how much they gain from their businesses.”
Area of Focus
Improving women’s contributions to artisanal fisheries and aquaculture production by improving their skills and knowledge around post-harvest losses

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