Coconut Industry Development for the Pacific

Coconut Industry Development for the Pacific (CIDP) is a joint initiative of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the European Union (EU) as part of a broader economic partnership between the EU and the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) states. The aim of CIDP is to bolster the coconut sector in the region through improving the competitiveness of small producers engaged in the coconut value chains, strengthening regional integration of related markets and the intensification of production across the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The programme runs 2016-2018 and is valued at 4 million Euro.

Aims and Objectives
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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:

  • 50% of small holders directly benefiting from activities supported by CIDP improve knowledge and capacity/expertise to improve competitiveness and sustainability.
  • 20% of smallholders directly benefiting from pilot projects supported by CIDP, diversify and increase the volume of products obtained and commercially utilized from coconut plantations.
  • 6 participating countries have national strategies harmonised to the regional coconut sector strategy.

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.