|Aims and Objectives|
|Thursday, 13 October 2011 11:34|
The Overall Objective of the CIDP Programme is to reduce rural poverty through the increasing of smallholders’ food production and their derived net income.
The CIDP Project Purpose is to improve the competitiveness of small producers engaged in the coconut value chains, through a strengthened regional integration of related markets and the intensification of production.
By the close of the project this purpose will be achieved if: the level of integration between regional and national strategies regarding coconut industry development is increased; regional and national strategies are reviewed and made coherent; the diversity and volume of products obtained and commercially utilized from coconut plantations is increased and, if farmers benefiting from the project have their revenue increased.
Objectively verifiable indicators (OVIs) for the Project Purpose:
Achieving the project purpose is supported by three basic pillars: intensification of on-farm coconut production, market driven technological diversification and the increase of regional synergies and collaboration reflected in more coherent national strategies on how the coconut sector should move forward. These are reflected in the four expected results:
Result 1: The sector competitiveness and sustainability is enhanced by the wide dissemination of production intensification methods and by strengthening synergies between the various actors of the value chains.
Result 2: Access to information and financing services is facilitated for smallholders and other sector stakeholders.
Result 3: Small producers have better access to risk management tools, especially concerning climate and market risks.
Result 4: Existing regional and national strategies are harmonized and made consistent in order to realize synergies and to strengthen the regional integration of corresponding markets.