APPROTEC is a non-governmental organisation that develops, transfers and markets new technologies designed to benefit very poor people in Africa. It was set up in 1991 by Martin Fisher and Nick Moon, two UK-based aid agency officials who are based in Kenya. APPROTEC focuses on developing technologies that can be used as the basis for small businesses creation. The organisation has concentrated on technologies used in small-scale irrigation; cooking oils; building materials; transport and sanitation.