Coconut Industry Development Project for the Caribbean

About the Project

Co-funded by the European Union and intra-ACP and implemented by CARDI and ITC

Project overview

Project: Alliances for Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean


Coverage: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago


Funder: European Union


Development Goals: Increase food availability and reinforce incomes of small scale farmers


Beneficiaries: Smallholder coconut farmers, plantation operators, owners and workers, coconut producing and processing communities, youth and women in coconut and coconut product processing and marketing, SME coconut products manufacturers



Phase I: January 2015 – December 2018


Phase II: August 2019 – July 2023

Regional Impact to Date

• Sector governance improved with more than 200 public and private stakeholders in 11 NSPs across the region

• 25 nurseries established and/or supported servicing than 5,000 farmers in the Caribbean

• 30 agro-processors with improved capacity and linkages with smallholder farmers

• Technical cooperation and in-kind contributions with more than 60 private and public local institutions across the region

• Transfer of knowledge and improvements in technical cooperation among numerous regional an international partners such as CICY, CIRAD, EMBRAPA, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines

• Revision of regional standard of Coconut Water

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