Frequently Asked Questions

ABDP stands for The Aquaculture Business Development Programme. It is a national programme targeting Counties with high concentrations of aquaculture activity, high production, existing infrastructure (processing, marketing and research), adequate water resources and marketing potential.

The programme is implemented under the State Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives.

ABDP uses both public and private sector vehicles to strengthen the aquaculture value chains with whole-community initiatives to promote good nutrition and food security, environmental sustainability and adaptation to climate change. The Programme supports the small-scale fish production base for existing and new producers, with priority for women and youth, by promoting viable enterprises for production and value-addition.

You can contact ABDP through various mediums: Telephone, Email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The beneficiaries consist of male and female smallholder fish farmers involved in fish farming at different productive levels (subsistence and medium-farming, corresponding to levels 1 and 2 respectively) and other value chain actors involved in entrepreneurial related activities (adding value, handling, processing, trading) who have a potential to expand or commercialize their activities with support from the Programme

To become eligible to benefit from ABDP Projects, you must be a small holder fish farmer involved in fish farming at different production levels and a value chain actor involved in entrepreneurial related activities with a potential to expand or commercialize your activities

You can attend ABDP events through formal invitation or make a formal request through Programme Coordinating Unit (PCU), State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Blue Economy as well as through implementing Counties.

Vacant positions at ABDP are announced through the local print media and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives website.

ABDP Headquarter Offices are located at IFAD House, Kamakwa Road, Opposite Nyeri Golf Club, Nyeri County and the Regional Offices are located at IFAD House, Pipeline Road, next to Kenya Fisheries Service, Kisumu Central Sub County, Kisumu County

You can participate in ABDP tender bids by responding to calls for tenders advertised in the local print media and the Ministry’s website

ABDP project is jointly funded by the Government of Kenya and The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

ABDP is not an NGO. It is a nationwide government programme under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives focusing on Aquaculture activities

You can provide your feedback or report a complaint to ABDP through the following channels:  Suggestion Boxes located at both the Headquarters in Nyeri and the Regional Office in Kisumu, email or telephone call