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CTA REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT BRIEFING. Guy STINGLHAMBER Valérie de Oliveira PIP Director Info-Communication. 18th October, 2010 - Grenada. In today’s Briefing, 3 main issues:. Key challenges for SME’s?

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CTA REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT BRIEFING

Guy STINGLHAMBERValérie de Oliveira

PIP Director Info-Communication

18th October, 2010 - Grenada

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In today’s Briefing, 3 main issues:

  • Key challenges for SME’s?
  • Instruments to support SME’s?
  • Repositioning through Innovation?

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In the ACP horticultural sector:

“Key challenges” are creating needs for “technical & financial instruments”

in order to

“increase competitiveness, through management improvement, innovation and repositioning”

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Through an integrated approach, Coleacp-PIP is :

      • Identifying Challenges
      • Creating tools to address these challenges
      • Supporting stakeholders to overcome them

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Horticultural private sector: new challenges to access export markets

  • Food safety
  • Environmental issues
  • Social issues
  • Next?
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Food safety

  • Due diligence & certifications
      • Pesticides residues
      • Hygiene
      • Traceability
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Environmentalissues

  • IPM/ICM (pesticides management)
  • Carbon foot print
  • Water use
  • Land use
  • Waste management

Toward a Sustainable Agriculture!

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Environmental issues

  • Reduce carbon footprint
      • Smallholders (labour intensive) against tractors?
      • Seafreight against airfreight?
      • Green energy against fossil energy?
  • Best use of Water resources in some case need new (re) localization
      • Sénégal : Niayes to Lac de Gers
      • Kenya : Lac Navasha to Rwanda ?
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ETHICAL trade certifications

  • Respect of local regulations
    • ID Cards,
    • Children Labour
    • etc.
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Implications on ACP countries

Technical challenges create financial constraints!

Costs of compliance have to be absorbed by the business chain!

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Turning challenges into opportunities?

More added value?

Greater integration of the value chain in the Caribbean countries

Ex: Fresh vegetables ready to cook – sliced, mixed and packed

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Turning challenges into opportunities?

  • Moving to niche or specific markets where comparative advantages are clear:
  • Labour intensive?
  • Ethnic market?
  • Organic products?
  • Fair trade?
  • Local/neighbour market?
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Turning challenges into opportunities?

GLOBALIZATION?

GLOCALIZATION?

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