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.

Pilot Projects
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CIDP will support pilot projects in Samoa and Vanuatu. The pilot projects will improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers locally and provide replicable know-how/models for improved coconut production /processing /marketing which can be replicated in the region thereby contributing to the development of the regional coconut industries.

Pilot projects will be selected based on a widely publicized call for expressions of interest in the two targeted countries by an independent panel of experts which will assess all submissions based on the eligibility and selection criteria.

Selection criteria for prospective pilot projects includes:

  1. Contribution to improving livelihoods and employment opportunities in Pacific Island rural communities (e.g. number of smallholder coconut farmers directly benefitting from the pilot project, training schemes for farmers etc.);
  2. Commercial viability of the pilots (e.g. return on investment, diversification of post-harvest coconut processing and maximizing the full use of the coconut, increased value addition, rejuvenation of senile coconut plantations etc.);
  3. Able to provide know-how/models for improved coconut production /processing /marketing which can be replicated in the region.

Updates on the pilot projects selected and their progress will be available on this page as they become available.