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All ACP Agricultural Commodities Programme

The EU-funded All ACP Agricultural Commodities Programme (AAACP), with a budget of € 45 million, is an interagency initiative being implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), the International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and The World Bank. This four-year programme will end in December 2011.

The overall objective of the AAACP is to reduce income vulnerability and improve the livelihoods of producers dependent on agricultural commodities - in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific regions (ACP) - by building the capacity of actors along commodity chains to develop and implement sustainable value chain strategies.

Within FAO, the AAACP is being implemented by the Trade and Markets Division (EST), the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division (AGS), and the Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP).


Expected programme outcomes

1. Improve the capacity of chain actors to develop and implement national commodity strategies

2. Improve access to markets, factors of production and services

3. Develop and enhance access to instruments to reduce producers' income vulnerability

4. Capitalize on the synergies of International Organizations, EU and ACP actors in the area of agricultural commodities

AAACP activity Malawi
Cassava drying and grading,
Nkhotakota Cassava
Processors Association

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