The ‘Safe Agriculture trade Facilitation through Economic integration in the Pacific’ (SAFE Pacific) project aims to provide targeted assistance to support small Pacific Island countries to increase export capacity and improve economic growth. The SAFE Pacific project supports Pacific ACPs to address the barriers in accessing the export market, enhancing value-added products and improving compliance with international standards.
The areas of focus include: strengthening biosecurity, strengthening sustainable agricultural value chains, improving access to export markets, improving and strengthening compliance with international standards and improving animal health and production. SAFE Pacific focuses on strengthening economic integration in the region which will have positive impacts leading to improved livelihoods for communities, creation of jobs and reduction in poverty.
SAFE Pacific is part of a larger EU-funded ‘Pacific Regional Integration Support’ Programme (PRISE) programme and is implemented in 15 Pacific ACPs: the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.