COLEACP APPROACH

10 INTERVENTION PRINCIPLES

Local appropriation

No substitution of local stakeholders

Investment in local expertise and human resources

Pooling of problems and solutions / Economies of scale

Demand-driven intervention / Cost sharing

Participatory approach

South-South cooperation

Export as factor of modernization

Structured relationship between local value chain operators

Cross-cutting focus on youth and gender

A SUSTAINABILITY APPROACH BASED ON 3 PILLARS: CHARTER, TRAINING AND SELF-ASSESSMENT

This provides a simple framework for continuous improvement, focusing on the business case so that adopting good practice not only facilitates market access, but genuinely helps suppliers run more efficient, profitable and resilient businesses. It consists of three central elements:

COLEACP APPROACH IN PACIFIC COUNTRIES

STRATEGY

Due to its distance from European markets, COLEACP’s demand-driven programmes receive fewer requests from the Pacific region than from Africa and the Caribbean. But the Pacific agri-food and fruit and vegetable sector is a key source of economic opportunities at local and regional levels, and COLEACP has been involved in the region for over 20 years through key partnerships and continuous relationships with the Embassies in Brussels. COLEACP’s EU-funded programmes have been active in the region since the early 2000s, mainly in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu, including a programme with Papua New Guinea’s Department of Agriculture and Livestock to improve food safety for fish, coffee and cocoa and to upgrade the national sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) control system.

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