The Programme is implemented by partner organisations under a joint management arrangement through the signature of agreements, in accordance with Article 29 of Regulation (EC) No 215/2008 on the financial regulation applicable to the 10th EDF, with the following organisations:
In the Pacific, the Programme is implemented by the SPC Land Resources Division, which is based in Suva, Fiji.
SPC is the largest regional organisation in the Pacific islands, with more than 600 staff and offices throughout the Pacific, and has activities in most sectors relevant to this project: land resource management, risk management, crop production, information communication and extension, health and education, statistics and climate change. The project builds on SPC's regional policy development capacity, begun under the Pacific Agriculture and Forestry Policy Network (PAFNET).
In the Caribbean, the main actors responsible for technical guidance and implementation of the Programme are IICA, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI).
IICA leads the execution of activities in the agribusiness component and works in collaboration with the MIAO, the Caribbean AgriBusiness Association (CABA), the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN), ministries of agriculture and of trade and other national and regional institutions and enterprises involved in linking entrepreneurs to markets.
CARIFORUM leads the execution of activities in the policy component and works closely with IICA, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), national authorities, including ministries of agriculture, agri-entrepreneurial associations, small producers/entrepreneurs and other national and regional organisations involved in policy and strategy development and implementation.
CARDI leads the execution of activities in the technology component and works closely with IICA, the Dominican Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Research (IDIAF), the University of the West Indies (UWI), FAO, national agricultural research systems, including ministries of agriculture, agri-entrepreneurial associations, small producers/entrepreneurs themselves, universities and other national and regional organisations involved in technology, research and innovation.
CTA is responsible for inter-regional coordination.
CTA is a joint international institution of theACP Group of States and the EU. Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.