The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase pros-perity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricul-tural and rural development institutions and communities. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme

The Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme (Intra-ACP APP) is a broad technical cooperation framework with focus on the Caribbean and Pacific islands, that supports the reduction and eventual eradication of poverty in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries through sustainable development and the integra-tion of sustainable enterprises in these economies into national, regional and, where appropriate, global markets.The Intra-ACP APP comprises two regional components: The Agricultural Policy Project (APP) in the Caribbean and The Pacific Agricultural Policy Project (PAPP). This €20 million, four-year programme (2013–16) is funded under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) – an instrument that provides Community aid for development co-operation in the ACP States.

Barbados Agricultural Society

The Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) is an agricultural organ-isation that is over 150 years old. It was established by an Act of the Barbados Parliament and seeks to represent the interests of the agricultural sector in all relevant forums. The Society is the secretariat for seven commodity groups representing over 500 farmers, with women comprising 30% of the total. BAS is the organiser of Barbados’ premier agricultural exhibition, AGRO-FEST. In addition to agricultural produce, the event also features seminars, musical concerts and local cuisine. In 2015, atten-dance at this event rose to 75,000, up from 60,000 in 2014.

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) provides technical cooperation, innovation and specialized knowl-edge to contribute to the competitive and sustainable develop-ment of agriculture in the 34 member states of the Caribbean and Latin America, and to improve the lives of rural dwellers in the member countries. The Institute’s four Flagship Projects focus on Competitiveness and sustainability of agribusiness chains, Rural inclusion, Family agriculture, and Resilience and management of risk. The Institute's main strength lies in its tech-nical capacities and its stable presence in the hemisphere, through both its Headquarters and its offices in the countries. As a result, its plans and its outcomes come together in the form of findings, public goods and practical, timely and high-quality re-sponses at all four geographic levels, and above all in what could be called “on-the-ground solutions.

Partner organisations

Agriculture and Livestock Division, Kiribati

Agriserf Limited, Papua New Guinea

Anton de Kom University of Suriname

Atlas Limited, St Lucia

Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS)

Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)

Caribbean Agribusiness Association (CABA)

Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI)

Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC)

Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)

Caribbean Industrial Research Institute

Centre for Development Innovation (CDI)

Eastern Caribbean Trading and Development Organisation (ECTAD)

Faculté d'Agronomie et de Médecine Vétérinaire (FAMV), Université d'Etat d'Haïti (UEH)

Government of Vanuatu


Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS)

National Agricultural Research Institute, Papua New Guinea

National University of Samoa

Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO)

Sandals Foundation

Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

Solomon Islands National University

Suriname Business Forum

The University of the West Indies, St Augustine

The Trinidad and Tobago Chemistry Food and Drugs Division

Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards


10 Austin Street
St. Augustine, Trinidad
West Indies
Phone: +868 645-4555
Fax:      +868 622-8253
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1318, Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.


Agro Business Park 2
6708 PW  Wageningen
The Netherlands
Phone:+31 (0)317 467100
Fax: +31 (0)317 460067


SPC Land Resources Division
SPC Campus, Nabua
Private Mail Bag
Suva, Fiji
Phone: +679 3370733

The Intra-ACP APP is funded under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF)