|Proposed Start Date||August 2017|
|Assignment Location||Port Vila , Vanuatu|
Do you believe in Fair Trade? Support the Cocoa producers in Vanuatu to increase their economic revenue by diversifying their product range.
Alternative Communities Trade In Vanuatu (ACTIV) Association is a local association working with the communities and the small-scale producers of the archipelago. It seeks to empower them at the economic, social and environmental levels following the concept of fair trade. ACTIV Association is a partner with the ACIAR (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research) programme for the improvement of the livelihoods of the cocoa producers through the improvement of the cocoa quality. The project aims to assist the producers to improve the farm managements and the post-harvest practices to improve the cacao beans to access better market.
As the Business support officer you will assist ACTIV to value add the local chocolate with other local products and increase sales and income for the cocoa producers. You will also work with the producers to assist increasing the production of high quality cocoa and diversifying the income for the producers.
This assignment will improve market reliability for community primary produce, assist with employment for the community and develop local skills in small manufacturing and material processing.