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.

Coconut Sector Policy
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CIDP will facilitate the harmonization of existing regional and national coconut sector strategies in order to realize synergies and to strengthen the regional integration of markets.

Value chains development road maps will be designed based on ongoing project results and the specific Pacific regional context. These will serve as the basis for advocacy with national Governments and provide guidance for public coconut authorities throughout the region.

A Coconut Policy Advisory Document for the Pacific Region will be developed that meets the following goals:

  • Incorporates relevant information and advice included in the road maps elaborated for the different value chains;
  • Takes into consideration experience obtained from project development at a micro level and in particular outcomes from new coconut development projects supported by the programme;
  • Incorporates discussion and information exchanged with the ongoing “Pacific Agriculture Policy Project”;
  • Reflects awareness on current market trends for coconut products and relates it to the specific Pacific context including its specific risks and limitations.

CIDP will then assist national level decision makers to properly align their policies and strategies that may enable the Pacific region to better tackle existing major constraints in the coconut sector. It will also help to create synergies and collaboration between different Pacific nations and promote sharing of experiences and achievements in coconut industry development.

The policy guidance document and value chain road maps will be available on this page as developed.

CIDP has supported the development of a coconut sector database listing stakeholders all along the Pacific coconut value chains. The database is hosted on the website of the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) and can be accessed here.