CaFAN Regional Value Chain Alliance Project
The Caribbean Farmers Network has signed on June 20, 2015, a cost-sharing contract for a project titled, "Sustainable, profitable value chains, and market linkages in the Caribbean" with the Technical Centre for Agricultral and Rural Co-operation (CTA). CaFAN and CTA have been long standing partners since the inception of CaFAN in 2002 and CTA's financial contributions have helped significantly in the development of CaFAN.
The project which has a duration of three (3) years, and a total contribution of Euro 790,000 is aimed to build sustainable and profitable value chains and market linkages for small-scale farmers in the Caribbean, including women and young entrepreneurs.
More specifically, the project aims to support small-scale farmers to overcome key barriers to access domestic, tourism and international markets. This will be accomplished through capacity building, organisational development, technical training, regional learning exchanges, market visits, multi-stakeholder collaboration, private sector engagement, systematisation of experiences, market and policy analysis, dissemination of materials, advocacy & lobbying, baseline studies (M&E) and seed funding for women and young entrepreneur.
Under this project, CaFAN will also coordinate in conjunction with CTA a Regional Value Chain Alliance, which is a platform for building partnerships with the private sector, agriculture organizations and institutions.