- Maintain or increase the contribution made by export horticulture to poverty alleviation in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries
- Conformity of ACP horticultural produce with EU regulations and market requirements (food safety, social, environmental)
- Sustainable capacity building among ACP stakeholders to adapt to evolving regulatory and market requirements.
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PIP phase 2 continues to focus on maintaining EU market access for producers and exporters of ACP countries in the face of changing regulatory and market requirements. However, the new phase will “add value” by:
- Enabling ACP producers and exporters to comply with new food safety regulations and standards, as well as sustainability standards (environment, ethical, fair trade)
- Increasing the contribution made to economic growth and poverty alleviation by focusing support on disadvantaged groups (e.g. small-scale growers, rural women)
- Disseminating some of the technologies, knowledge and skills developed for the export sector to benefit local, regional and processing markets
- Engaging with policy-makers to improve conditions for market access and ensure that regulations and standards do not create barriers for ACP exports
- Developing crop production and crop protection technologies that are cost effective and minimise pesticide residues
- Ensuring sustainability by capacity building of companies & services providers.