ABDP Grants Scheme Call for Applications


ABDP is a joint Programme between the Government of Kenya and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The Programme is national in scope but targets counties with high aquaculture potential including concentrations of aquaculture activity, high production, existing infrastructure (processing, marketing, and research), adequate water resources, and marketing potential. The Programme goal is set as “reduced poverty and increased food security and nutrition in rural communities” and the corresponding development objective is “to increase the incomes of rural poor households involved in aquaculture in the targeted counties and the food security and nutritional status of the wider communities”.

ABDP Grants Call 2024
ABDP Grants Call 2024

To broaden and deepen the aquaculture value chain, the Aquaculture Business Development Programme (ABDP) will issue a number of competitive grants to various beneficiaries. These grants are a strategic component of the Programme’s Public-Private-Producer-Partnerships (PPPPs) approach. The grants aim to promote viable business activities in aquaculture and support the development of smallholder fish producers, as well as small-scale supporting service providers and their rural communities. these grants will enhance the efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of ongoing and new aquaculture activities. Additionally, the grants will prioritize climate resilience and environmentally sustainable forms of production, aligning with the Programme’s focus on climate-smart aquaculture. Ultimately, these grants will contribute to the Programme’s overarching goal of reducing poverty, increasing food security, and improving the nutritional status of rural communities. The Programme’s matching grants and business plan competition grants window targets Aquaculture Field Schools (AFS); Smallholder Aquaculture Groups (SAGs); and Youths and Women groups operating as Aquaculture Support Enterprises (ASEs) in 15 counties namely, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Embu, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Machakos, Kajiado, Migori, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya, Kisii, Kakamega and Busia. Total grants to be awarded for the FY 2023/2024 are:

  • 390 Grants awarded to Aquaculture Field Schools (AFS)
  • 30 Grants awarded to Smallholder Aquaculture Groups (SAGs)
  • 145 Grants awarded to Aquaculture Support Enterprises (ASEs)

To qualify for the grants, all interested applicants are required to download the grant application forms from the www.abdpcu.org/downloads page and fill in triplicate form. All duly completed forms together with the necessary required attachments are to be submitted to the relevant County ABDP Office on or before Tuesday 4th June 2024 at 11.00 AM.

For further information, contact info@abdpcu.org.