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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


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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Horticultural private sector: new challenges to access export markets

  • Food safety

  • Environmental issues

  • Social issues

  • Next?


Food safety export markets

  • Due diligence & certifications

    • Pesticides residues

    • Hygiene

    • Traceability


Environmental export marketsissues

  • IPM/ICM (pesticides management)

  • Carbon foot print

  • Water use

  • Land use

  • Waste management

  • Toward a Sustainable Agriculture!


Environmental issues export markets

  • 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 ?



  • Implications on ACP countries export markets

    Technical challenges create financial constraints!

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


    Turning challenges into opportunities? export markets

    ANTICIPATION ?

    Solutions?


    Turning challenges into opportunities? export markets

    More added value?

    Greater integration of the value chain in the Caribbean countries

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


    Turning challenges into opportunities? export markets

    • Moving to niche or specific markets where comparative advantages are clear:

    • Labour intensive?

    • Ethnic market?

    • Organic products?

    • Fair trade?

    • Local/neighbour market?


    Turning challenges into opportunities? export markets

    GLOBALIZATION?

    GLOCALIZATION?


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