Coconut Industry Development Project for the Caribbean

Coconut Industry Development

For the Caribbean

Overview

The Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean emerged from an European Union funded intra-ACP project entitled Coconut Industry Development Project (CIDP). This project targeted the improvement of income and employment opportunities, food security, and overall competitiveness of the Caribbean coconut industry.

The project comprises 11 CARIFORUM countries and has been implemented through a partnership with the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) and is part of a European Union-funded ‘intra-ACP’ programme which seeks to promote increased trade, value-addition and production across the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.

Objectives

What We Do

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have signed an Agreement to improve the competitiveness of the coconut industry in the Caribbean with the shared objectives of improving market linkages, increased production performance and quality, and better regional coordination. The ultimate goal of the project “Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean” is to increase food security and reinforce the incomes of small-scale farmers in the coconut sector. The project extends the approaches and outcomes successful in the previous All ACP Agricultural Commodities Programme (AAACP) to focus on eleven ACP coconut-producing countries in the Caribbean. The project was implemented from January 2015 to December 2018. 

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