40 years in development cooperation
Created in 1973 by key players in the international fruit and vegetable trade, the Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP) supports the agricultural sectors of developing countries.
a private sector association
Over 300 private businesses from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific who have come together to promote a competitive, sustainable horticultural trade, and to contribute to the development of the ACP agricultural sector.
a global vision of development
Assisting in the development of the ACP agro-industrial sector for a beneficial impact on the trade balance, food safety and poverty alleviation.
a technical assistance tool
Developing an effective capacity-building methodology based on technical support and training.
a public–private partnership
Implementing cooperation programmes funded by the European Union, at the request of the ACP States. The association manages these public funds with a common goal of alleviating poverty.
a team and a network of experts
A team of around forty people, based in Brussels, analyse the needs of beneficiaries and provide them with pooled solutions, which are then implemented by a network of 500 local consultants in 50 countries.
a commitment to sustainability
COLEACP’s objective is sustainable development, aiming for economic growth while respecting and enhancing the natural and social environment of the communities concerned.
a quest for inclusive growth
COLEACP’s aim is development that can be passed down through the value chains to society as a whole, particularly to small-scale producers.
A multiple services offer
Offering a multi-service provision to the international horticultural sector (R&D, market access, technical assistance, training, public relations, etc.)