22 June 2015

CaFAN Regional Value Chain Alliance Project

Written by Nyasha
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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 Regional Value Chain Alliance, which is a platform for building partnerships with the private sector, agriculture organizations and institutions.

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About CaFAN

The Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN), formed in 2004, is a regional network of Farmers' Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the Caribbean. CaFAN's major focus is to foster linkages, training and information sharing amongst Caribbean farmers so that they are in a better position to respond to the key challenges facing the agricultural sector in the Caribbean.

CaFAN organises training workshops, advocacy, study tours, information sharing, regional planning sessions, and produces a variety of publications.

CaFAN Members

Membership of CaFAN is open to farmers’ associations in countries of the Caribbean region. To date, the following countries have participated in activities of CaFAN:  Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts/Nevis; St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname.

See our list of members

CaFAN Partners

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Stay in touch with CaFAN

P.O Box 827
New Montrose
St. Vincent & the Grenadines, West Indies