The Standards and Market Access Programme’s (SMAP) is a € 12.1 million EU funded programme aiming to strengthen Kenya’s ability to minimise risks related to food safety and to increase Kenya’s access to new export markets.
SMAP is financed under the 10th European Development Fund and implemented by four agencies: Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) and UNIDO.
We are committed to enhance the quality of local produce
and knowledge of food safety standards
The development of standards and quality regulations so that the relevant Kenyan authorities can put in place improved legislative frameworks for plant and animal based products
Capacity of the competent authorities to provide appropriate certifications regarding standards and conformity.
Increase the capacity of producers, processors and traders of Kenyan plant and animal based products of meeting Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) and commercial standards
Ultimately, improved food quality will enhance the competitiveness of Kenya’s animal and plant based products, but will also increase the food safety and health for Kenyan consumers.
Under the scope of this programme, UNIDO will work in close cooperation with private sector in order to improve outreach related to standards compliance to producers, processors, and traders.
Our commitment consists of implementing the following activities:
Workshops on market access issues
on SPS and TBT
Training of trainers in horticultural, meat and dairy,
fisheries and honey sectors
Facilitation of public private dialogue between KEBS, KEPHIS, DVS, Ministries and BMOs, CSO and private conformity assessment