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.
Jethro Greene, Chief Coordinator of CaFAN is in attendance at the "NO MORE FOOD WASTE" Conference which is taking place from 16-19 June 2015, The Hague, The Netherlands. Mr. Greene is schedule to market a PP presentation on CaFAN's approach in tackling food loss/waste within the Network. A copy of the presentation will be uploaded on the CaFAN Website.Background Info - NO MORE FOOD WASTE Conference
The CaFAN Network has representation at the IFPRI 2020 International Conference on "Enahancing Resiliance in Food and Nutrition Security for Small Island States". The conference is taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from May 15-17th, 2014.
The delegates representing the network are Mr. Jethro Greene, Chef Coordinator, Mr. Evans Gooding, CaFAN Director and President of the North East Famers Organisation in Grenada; and Ms. Devica Sookoo, Youth representative in Trinidad andTobago.
Mr. Greene will sit on a High-level panel to bring the CaFAN's practical expreinces in enhancing resiliance in food and nutriton security.
Photos shows Greene and Sookoo; and Goodings, Minister of Agriculture - Ethiopia.
There are over 800 participants from 75 countries.