SUBSCRIBE to ACP PULSE
Home

ACP-EU Commodities Programme

Printer-friendly versionPDF version

Cliquez ici pour la version française

Launched in 2015, the ACP-EU Commodities Programme (CP) is designed to improve the competitiveness of small producers engaged in the cocoa, coconut and root/tubers value chains through regional integration of markets and the intensification of production. The programme also seeks to encourage greater access to value chain information services and finance, as well as to risk management instruments, particularly as regards climate and market risks.

The implementation of the Commodities Programme is entrusted to three international organizations, and one national development cooperation institution (GIZ):

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Inter-nationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) - Cocoa
  • Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) - Roots & Tubers
  • International Trade Centre (ITC), in collaboration with the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) - Coconuts Caribbean region
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) - Coconuts Pacific region

 

The geographic coverage and budgets of the four programme components are indicated in Table 1 below.

Table 1: Details of CP components by commodity, geography and budget

Organisation

Commodity

Budget

(€ ‘000)

Region

FAO

Roots & Tubers

5 000

Africa

ITC

Coconuts

4 000

Caribbean

SPC

Coconuts

4 000

Pacific

GIZ

Cacao and Food crops

5 700

Plus co-funding of
€ 490 000 by GIZ

West Africa

Central Africa

 

The programme benefits directly to some 36 ACP countries, and is due to be completed in 2019. It has yielded significant results, which can be seen under dedicated websites developed by the implementing agencies:

http://www.fao.org/in-action/african-roots-and-tubers/en/

https://www.ssab-africa.net/

http://lrd.spc.int/our-work/coconut-industry-development-for-the-pacific

http://www.intracen.org/uploadedFiles/intracenorg/Content/Redesign/Projects/CaribCoconuts_ProjectDescription_eng.pdf

The programme has also edited three Newsletters, which provide some concrete examples of activities implemented in the various regions covered by this initiative. They can be viewed under the links hereunder:

Newsletter 1

Newsletter 2

Newsletter 3


Avenue Georges Henri 451
B - 1200 Bruxelles - Brussels
Belgique - Belgium
email : info@acp.int
Tel: +32 2 743 06 00
Fax: +32 2 735 55 73
see map/voir plan

ACP Events
« May 2018 »
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
ACP Public Documents
Notice


The ACP Group is a registered trademark. The ACP logo and material on this site are protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Unauthorised use of the ACP logo or copyright material without written permission is punishable by law.