Working on high return commodities: fruit and vegetables

04 May 2010

Value chain initiatives offer practical ways of strengthening linkages between agroindustry buyers and small growers of potentially high return commodities.  AGS with support from the AAACP is providing technical assistance on linkages between small outgrowers in Vanuatu and distributors of fruit and vegetables to the high-end domestic market; namely hotels and supermarkets. Farm Support Association (FSA), a national farmer organisation in Vanuatu, in collaboration with public extension services are facilitating communication between the two groups as well as providing advisory services on agronomic practices and marketing topics to assist farmers meet standards and volumes required by domestic agroindustry.