Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
ITC's AAAC Programme addresses communities that rely on agricultural commodities for their livelihoods. It seeks to improve incomes and value addition and reduce vulnerability to economic shocks along market value chains. This is a multi-agency, 5-year Programme under which ITC has a lead role in facilitating at regional and national levels participatory market-led sector value chain development strategy design and development programming, building capacity and implementing value-adding market, product and supply chain development assistance.
ITC's activities in support of the implementation of sector value chain development strategies defined in a participatory stakeholder process under other phases of the All ACP Agricultural Commodities Programme can be mainly grouped into three result areas:
1. Poor community producers and SME processors increase their incomes and improve their livelihoods (MDG goals) through higher earnings generated from improvements to current products in existing markets;
2. Poor community producers and SME processors increase their incomes and improve their livelihoods (MDG goals) through higher earnings generated from selling new products with higher value added or existing products into new markets;
3. National comodity chain stakeholder coordination bodies are established and strengthened so that development activities correspond to those defined by stakeholders in the strategies and lead to the achievement of the agreed social and economic development goals.
Direct assistance and results are anticipated in: Grenada nutmeg & maace; Jamaica, agri-foods; Cameroon, coffee and manioc/cassava; Liberia, manioc/cassava, Zambia, manioc/cassava; Mali, arabic gum; Burkina Faso, arabic gum; Samoa, fruits and vegetables; Solomon Islands, coconuts & coconut products, Fiji, Agri-foods; West Afrcian cereals producing countries (Senegal, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Nigeria), cereals (rice, sorghum, wheat, maize, etc..), East & Southern Africa, Agri-foods.