Alliances for Coconut Industry Development
Expansion and Enhanced Support for the Caribbean
The Alliances Coconut Industry Development, Expansion and Enhanced Support for the Caribbean emerged from an European Union funded intra-ACP program and the Caribbean Regional Indicative Programme (CRIP).
This project targeted the improvement of income and employment opportunities, food security, and overall competitiveness of the Caribbean coconut industry.
The project is implemented following the Alliances for Action (A4A) approach – a participatory, multi-stakeholder approach for sustainable agribusiness sector development. In the Caribbean, A4A aims to enhance competitiveness of small-scale farmers in coconut value chains through better local, regional, and global market integration and production performance. This will involve an integrated and coordinated two-prong approach by enhancing the competitiveness of the coconut farmers and facilitating an integrated coconut value chains.
The project comprises 12 CARIFORUM countries and has been implemented through a partnership with the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), the International Trade Centre (ITC) and other important regional and national partners.
WHAT WE DO
Since 2015, ITC and CARDI have been working with partners across the Caribbean to revive the coconut by building and strengthening alliances and partnership along the value chain. In addition to bringing in investments, the productive and commercial capacities of farmers and producers have been improved allowing for better capture of value addition. Building on the Alliances for Action model, an inclusive and participatory approach, Coconut II aims to continue replicating and strengthening the partnerships model across the Caribbean region and scale up impact. The project will run until 2023.