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Vanuatu Value Chain Programme


The Vanuatu Value Chain Programme aims to achieve a strong rural economy which creates opportunities, enables the climate-resilient development of rural communities, and increasingly contributes to national prosperity.

Palm trees in Vanuatu seen from above.

Vanuatu is a Small Island Developing State located on the earthquake-prone “ring of fire” and sitting at the centre of the Pacific cyclone belt. It has been ranked as the most at-risk country in the world due to a frequent occurrence of cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. Most of the Vanuatu's population lives in rural areas where agricultural production is the main source of livelihood.

The EU-funded Vanuatu Value Chain Programme, which commenced in May 2018, focuses on equitable, broad-based, and sustainable economic growth, recovery, and resilience by promoting organisation, and climate-resilient production, value addition, safety and quality, and trade in the coconut, beef and fruits and vegetables value chains.

The intended results of the programme are:

  1.  Strengthened policy, institutional, and Public Finance Management arrangements for Rural Development.
  2.  Strengthened service delivery for the coconut, beef and fruits and vegetables value chains.
  3.  Increased technical capacity in the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Trade, and the Ministry of Finance and provision of adequate and reliable financial resources to promote climate-resilient Rural Development.