|EU FACT to further FAD activities|
|Friday, 26 February 2010 18:36|
The European Union-funded Facilitating Agricultural Commodity Trade (FACT) project aims to assist in turning selected commercial ventures and producer groups in the Pacific Islands into export-oriented, market-driven enterprises that will consistently supply overseas markets with competitive agricultural and forestry products. The project is implemented by the Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Suva, Fiji Islands.
Based on relevant commercial, social and environmental criteria, a five-member Technical Advisory Group was created to advise FACT with the final selection of Pacific Island enterprises and products from among the 82 enterprises that responded to a widely distributed expression of interest. FACT is now assisting 18 enterprises and organisations in seven Pacific ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States) countries. Forms of assistance include technical advice, training, and identifying and upgrading weak links in the supply chain.
(For more information on FACT, please visit FACT webpage)