Global coconut market demand is at an all-time high and projected to grow exponentially over the next ten years. Increasing awareness of its health benefits, rising applications in the food and beverage industry and the launch of new products has led to wider market penetration. It is a great opportunity for regional farmers in the coconut industry.
While the Caribbean has tremendous potential to become an active competitor in the global coconut marketplace, its pace of growth has been compromised by aging plantations, lack of quality planting material, prevalence of pests and diseases, compounded by investment, financial and technological constraints.
Pilates Bar Kit With Resistance Band & Workout Board Exercise & Yoga Fitness Home Gyms Workout Board Exercise & Fitness Home Gyms At Home Pilates Workout Equipment For Women Kit Leg Resistance Bands
EASILY WORKOUT UPPER BODY OR LOWER BODY: With the Portable Gym, you can literally do an upper body workout, lower body workout, cardio resistance boxing workout & body part focus workout all in the same week with the just one product! 🏋️♀️ The Package Contains -1 Exercise Board, 1 Exercise Toning Bar, 2 Resistance Bands, Exercise Manual, Gym Bag. We ensure that all these products, including this balancing board, passes our strict quality assessments.
Letter of Intent for cooperation signed
Recognising the potential of the coconut industry, the International Trade Centre (ITC), the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) virtually signed a Letter of Intent to facilitate the joint strengthening of development efforts in the regional coconut industry.
Expanding on the potential benefits of this initiative, William Castro Rodriguez, International Consultant, ITC stated, “This collaboration will help us to improve our implementation on the ground, scale up and help us align our policies in the region to support farmer organisations, and to expand coconut production and commercialisation. We’re very sure that this will help us to reduce the risk of investing in value chains by collaborating with policymakers, buyers, financial institutions, and other organisations that will help to increase the capacity of smallholder farmers. We continue to pledge our support to continue promoting integrated value chains into the Caribbean.”
Enhancing competitiveness of small-scale farmers
The ITC and CARDI have combined their efforts to implement the project, ‘Alliances for Coconut Industry Development Expansion and Enhanced Support for the Caribbean.’ This project aims to enhance the competitiveness of small-scale farmers in coconut value chains through better local, regional, and global market integration and production performance.
The institutions are implementing the project under the Alliances for Action model which promotes inclusive and sustainable agricultural value chains while ensuring compliance with environmental, economic, and social requirements. A key objective of the Coconut Project is the creation and reinforcement of food safety standards and strengthening of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and quality compliance systems.
FENTY SKIN START’R SET Sale price: $40
RIHANNA’S WAY: YOUR BEST SKIN IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS. CLEANSE. TONE. HYDRATE WITH SUN PROTECTION. FOR ALL SKIN TYPES.
Give it to me quick:
Get Rihanna’s starter routine for your best skin in three simple steps, with this set of travel-size minis. It’s a perfect way to try or travel with the Fenty Skin Start’rs.
Maximise the use of resources
Financed by the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme, with oversight by the CARIFORUM Directorate, Phase 2 of the project ends in 2023. Ansari Hosein, Manager, Science, Technology and Innovation, CARDI explained, “The course of action being pursued today will maximise the use of resources that are made available by preventing duplication of activities.
“We look forward to this alliance which identifies clear opportunities for synergies between projects to deliver real action and real results to the agricultural communities of this region, so that in time we can speak of this alliance in the context of being a true success story which created long lasting positive impacts.”
IICA is the executing agency for the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures Project which is one component of the 11th EDF Programme “Support to CARIFORUM States in furthering the implementation of their Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) commitments and in meaningfully reaping the benefits of the Agreement.”
Developing technical assistance in the coconut industry
The objective of this Project is to facilitate CARIFORUM Countries to gain and improve market access by complying with Europe’s SPS measures and to help CARIFORUM states to better develop their own regionally harmonised SPS measures.
The 11th EDF SPS Measures Project which forms the basis of this alliance is an important action for the Caribbean, not only in terms of expanding into markets internationally but also it is one that contributes to transforming the regional food sector for improved food and nutrition security.
Ana Marisa Cordero, Acting Head, Agricultural Health, Food Safety and Food Quality Program, IICA said, “The project’s specific work on developing the coconut industry includes the provision of technical assistance to private sector organisations in the areas of training and guidance in key aspects of food safety, innovation, they also upgrade laboratories to undertake tests that are required for the marketing and trade of coconut and coconut products.”
In the Letter of Intent, the Signatories acknowledged the importance of cooperation in the following areas of activity:
- Knowledge management and information dissemination relating to the development of the agri-food system; in particular, the coconut industry;
- Establishment of responsible and inclusive public-private production and commercialisation connections with Alliances for Action partners;
- Capacity building activities in the areas of production and processing; and
- Strengthening systems for improved SPS compliance in the Caribbean.
These interventions will contribute to an increased capacity for exports, increased trade and economic development, increased compliance with international obligations and improved market access and a reduction in food safety related incidents.
Cordero stated, “The partnership with the ITC and CARDI will further assist IICA to achieve the benefits of the rationalisation of resources to scale up interventions to reach a larger number of stakeholders and hence, have a greater impact on livelihoods along the region’s coconut supply chain.”
When you buy something through our retail links, we may earn commission and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.
You may also like:
All Sandals resorts are specifically designed for romance. Stroll along serene garden pathways or wade into hidden grotto pools; there are plenty of enticing places that bring you together.
Plus, since all Sandals resorts are all-inclusive resorts, you can choose to do as much, or as little, as you want without worrying about bills or tips during your vacation.
Caribbean coconut industry strengthened to compete in global market, Caribbean coconut industry strengthened to compete in global market, Caribbean coconut industry strengthened to compete in global market, Caribbean coconut industry strengthened to compete in global market, Caribbean coconut industry strengthened to compete in global market