AQUACULTURE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (ABDP)
The Programme’s Objective is to increase the incomes, food security and nutritional status of the wider communities of poor rural households involved in aquaculture in the targeted Counties. In line with our Development objective, the overall Goal of ABDP is to reduced poverty and increased food security and nutrition in rural communities, as shown by improved dietary diversity though different activities and initiatives.
The Programme shall benefit male and female smallholder fish farmers involved in fish farming including youth benefiting from employment and self-employment opportunities along the segments of the aquaculture value chain.
The Programme is envisaged as national in scope but targeting counties with high concentrations of aquaculture activity, high production, existing sectoral infrastructure (processing, marketing and research), adequate water resources and marketing potential. The Programme will target fifteen counties (Migori, Kakamega, Homa Bay, Nyeri, Meru, Kirinyaga, Tharaka-Nithi, Kisii, Kisumu, Siaya, Busia, Embu, Kiambu, Machakos and Kajiado). The programme will target a number of selected counties during the first year and will further expand along the project implementation on a need basis.