United Nations Industrial Development Organization - Global Quality and Standards Programme Indonesia

GQSP Indonesia in cooperation with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and the National Standardization Agency (BSN) supports selected aquaculture value chains actors , which are shrimps, seaweed, pangasius, Clarias catfish, and milkfis to increase productivity and compliance to standard and buyer requirements. In addition the programme also supports fisheries polytechnic Jakarta and Karawang for student internship in aquculture farms and fish processing units.

GQSP Indonesia works hand in hand with MMAF and BSN in strengthening the quality and standards compliance capacity of SMEs to improve market access to both domestic and particularly international markets. The program aims to strengthening quality infrastructure and services providers, enhancing compliance capacity of aquaculture value chains’s producers (SMEs) and raising a culture of quality among all stakeholders.

The growth of the export value of marine and fishery products is one of the main concerns of the Indonesian government. Eventhough, Indonesia has been experiencing a reasonable increase in fishery export value for the past few years, yet the twist and turn of this improvement is not without obstacles, especially for the fishery SMEs. One of the identified key barriers is the inability of the bussiness actors to meet the standard of the destination countries. GQSP Indonesia works hand in hand with MMAF and BSN in strengthening the quality and standards compliance capacity of SMEs to improve market access to both domestic and particularly international markets.

Sudari Prawiro | National Chief Technical Advisor, UNIDO GQSP