Cambodia Agriculture Value Chain Program (CAVAC)
CAVAC is a five-year (2009-14), US$47.66 million (AUD$48 million) program, co-funded by AusAID and the Australian Centre for Agricultural Research (ACIAR), that targets rice-based farming in three provinces. It aims to increase farmer incomes and food production, and accelerate growth in the value of agricultural products and markets by helping to address systemic failures along the agriculture value chain from supplier to farmer to consumer. The implementation of CAVAC started in mid 2009.
For more information: http://www.aciar.gov.au/cavac
Improved market engagement in the north-western highlands of Vietnam
The aim of this project is to increase smallholder engagement in competitive value chains associated with two farming systems, one based around maize and the other temperate fruit. Funded by ACIAR, (the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research) and commissioned by the University of Queensland, it has a budget of US$2.18 million and runs from 2009 to 2013. The project aims to identify and analyze constraints, needs and opportunities for its target groups. It will involve on-farm activities to introduce and evaluate improved crop management approaches and value chain development for product marketing.
Textiles, Clothing and Footwear (TCF), Fiji
The Fiji TCF Program, launched in 2007, is a AusAID Training and Productivity Support Program which aims to increase the sustainability and international competitiveness of the Fiji TCF industry through improvements in efficiency, productivity, quality and market research. It focuses on enhancing the business-enabling environment (e.g. regulatory reform, state-owned enterprise reform and the improvement of business services) and providing direct support to promoting enterprises.
For more information: http://www.fiji.embassy.gov.au/suva/15oct2008.html
Cocoa Livelihoods Improvement Project (CLIP): (2009 to 2012, $6.1 million)
Supported by AusAID, the Cocoa Livelihoods Improvement Program (CLIP) operates in partnership with the Solomon Islands Government, growers and exporters to increase cocoa production, improve cocoa quality and expand market access. In 2011, cocoa exports hit a record 6,136 tons, about 12 per cent higher than the previous year according to data gathered by the Solomon Islands Government’s Commodities Export and Marketing Authority.
Agriculture Sector Linkages Program (ASLP) (Phase II) – Pakistan
The ASLP transfers Australian knowledge and expertise to Pakistani agribusinesses to increase profitability and enhance the export potential of agricultural products in the citrus, dairy and mango sectors (funding of $12.95 million over 2010 to 2015).