Vanuatu Value Chain Programme
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:
- Strengthened policy, institutional, and Public Finance Management arrangements for Rural Development.
- Strengthened service delivery for the coconut, beef and fruits and vegetables value chains.
- 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.