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Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization

ABALOBI Mobile Application Workshop Participants group photo

ABALOBI Mobile Application Workshop

GIZ through its programme "Responsible Fisheries Chain Project (RFBCP)" is conducting a workshop to explore with stakeholders, possibilities, chances and challenges of implementing the ABALOBI Application in the Lake Victoria context. The workshop is taking place at LVFO Secretariat, Jinja - Uganda from 21st to 22nd March 2018.

It is attended by various stakeholders including representatives of larger fisher, fish trader associations, representatives from LVFO Secretariat and the RFBCP team at the LVFO Secretariat Jinja.

Key Developers of the App from South Africa have been invited to present to the stakeholders and share the experience of its use in South Africa.

The App whose name has been derived from a South African bantu word "Abalobi" which means fishers, is now in use in South Africa for more than two years. It helps fishers to record their daily catch, daily expenditures/costs, view analytics, access weather forecast and more. It also assists traders and others in the value chain in maintaining accurate records of their fisheries business activities, for the purpose of improving and optimising their own businesses.

Please visit the official website for the application for more information http://abalobi.info/