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.

In order to raise awareness of COLEACP and to develop COLEACP activities in the Pacific area, the following activities were organised under FFM and FFM SPS programs :
COLEACP attended the 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum in Samoa in 2016, “Linking the Agrifood Sector to Local Markets for Economic Growth and Improved Food and Nutrition Security”.

At the Joint ACP-EU Private Sector Development Information, Knowledge Sharing and Networking event for the Pacific region in December 2019, COLEACP took part in a B2B session for Fijian producers and export companies. The event, organised by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and PIPSO, brings together ACP-EU financing facilities and private sector development programmes on one hand, and ACP private sector stakeholders on the other.

A virtual meeting has allowed the COLEACP to present in March 2021 its programs to companies based in Fdji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tuvalu identified as priority islands.

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