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AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
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  •  Pollution and Waste Management
  • Watershed Management
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  • Forestry 
  • Water Resources
  • Management
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  • Private Sector Development

Technical Assistance support to the ACP Secretariat for implementation of the support programme for the consolidation of the action framework under the EU-Africa partnership on cotton

Country: ACP countries

Sector(s): Economic development

Date: 07/2013 - 04/2017

Client / Beneficiary: ACP Secretariat

Financing Agency: FED

Project Value: 344,967 €

Description of the project and Services provided:


The overall objective of this project  is to contribute to the sustainable improvement of the competitiveness, added value, and profitability of the African cotton sector, so as to optimize its impact on the income of the producers, thus contributing to the Millennium Goal of reducing poverty in rural areas.
Specifically, the programme aims at accompanying African cotton industry stakeholders, national governments and regional economic communities to develop sustainable tools to support and develop cotton strategies at national/regional/continental levels.

The Technical Assistance Team primary role is that of a process facilitator, undertaking the following activities:

  • Organize annual meetings of the Steering Committee and periodic meetings of the COS-Coton 
  • Managing the website of the EU-Africa partnership on cotton
  • Establishment of a user-friendly internet-based format and mechanism for receiving and reviewing, assessing and advising on requests for TA from the ACP countries cotton sector stakeholders
  • Managing requests from ACP countries for assistance or grant under the cotton facility
  • Monitor the quality of TA provided
  • Ensure good coordination and complementarity with both the activities undertaken by the three regional cotton focal points and the two International Organisations implementing partners, in order to enhance the effectiveness of these initiatives, to optimize the resources available, and to increase the presence and credibility of EU/ACP support to the cotton sector
  • Assisting the contracting authority in managing the 1,500,000 € grant facility
  • To design an information collection system and to report and communicate
  • Conducting dissemination activities
  • Organisation of workshops
     

Subsectors of activities:

  • Sectoral Policy design
  • Programme implementation
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Project evaluation and monitoring