Supply Chain and Logistics Development Programme (SCLP)
The NAMC in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape facilitate the implementation of the SCLP project in the Ceres and Grabouw regions of the Western Cape. The aim is to assist small producers of fresh fruits and vegetables (FFV) in accessing international markets particularly the EU, by enhancing productive capacities and enhancing compliance with technical requirements and by promoting certification. The programme is currently being funded by the Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape (WCDoA). As Project Management Unit (PMU), the NAMC implement specific business support activities with inputs from WCDoA (i.e technical support, marketing support, and business linkages with potential buyers) by reverting back to its existing network of partners and/or by contracting new implementing agencies with the respective knowledge and resources.
The first phase of the project started in 2010 and ended in September 2012 when the contract between NAMC and International Trade Centre (ITC) came to an end. The NAMC then signed the new MoU with WCDoA to continue with phase three of the project. The SCLP project operates through its Project Steering Committee (PSC) that meet quarterly to assess the progress of the project, identify any gaps and come up with interventions.