All Africa Caribbean Pacific Commodities Program (AAACP)
Friday, 16 July 2010 11:37

The All ACP Agricultural Commodities Programme (AAACP), funded by the European Union, began in the Pacific in February 2008 with a kick off meeting in Samoa. Since January 2010, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community has operated as the Pacific Focal Point to help create greater awareness about the program, and improved co-ordination among its stakeholders.

The AAACP is a multi-regional program stretching across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific islands. The programme aims to improve incomes and livelihoods for ACP producers of traditional or other agricultural commodities in these three regions, and to reduce income vulnerability at both producer and macro levels. It is designed to improve the ability of the stakeholders in agricultural value chains, develop and implement sustainable strategies for their products.

Project outputs in the Pacific Region include the development and implementation of a Fruit and Vegetable Strategy for Samoa, a coffee industry strategy for PNG, and ongoing work on improving market information systems, farmer networks, access to supply chain finance and risk management, access to information on certification and improving stakeholders’ understanding of value chain analysis.

The International Organisations in this programme are the: Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Trade Centre (ITC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the Wrld Bank (WB).

For more information and copies of project outputs and reports, please access the menu, or e-mail the Pacific Focal point: Tim Martyn.