United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations mandated to promote industrial development and international industrial cooperation of developing countries. The technical ability of developing countries to produce competitive exportable products that comply with international standards is key to their successful participation in international trade.

The Standard and Market Access Programme (SMAP) aims at promoting competitiveness and market access of Kenya’s animal and plant-based products at home and abroad. The overall objective of the SMAP is to enhance market access and competitiveness of Kenya’s plant and animal-based products at home and abroad through greater adoption of relevant international standards and improved regulation and enforcement in Kenya. The SMAP is implemented by KEBS, DVS, KEPHIS and UNIDO.

The objective of the UNIDO project is to broaden the demand for SPS testing and standardization of quality in animal and plant based products.

Through a collaboration between UNIDO and AAK the project has trained eighty (80) model farmers and 40 TOT Champions in the country.  

Training of Champions 


Through  UNIDO'S support AAK has been able to train 40 TOT champions from different parts of the country. The champions were trained on Sanitary Requirements and Residue Monitoring plan for aquaculture in Kenya. They were also trained on basic auditing skills, and also taken through a practical audit excises where they were  to access the compliance of fish farmers to the set standards and requirement for export of farmed fish to the EU.

For more information contact AAK office 




AAK is the National umbrella body of all fish farmers in Kenya.It was formed to bring together all fish farmers in Kenya with the sole purpose of providing them with one voice on common issues affecting them.

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Museum Hill/Kipande Road
P.O. Box 2786-00200
Tel: +254 726 717 949
Email: info@aakfish.org

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