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Supply Side Connectivity

The Supply Side Connectivity Cluster supports best practices in the use of digital technologies and the participation of all members in the agriculture and fisheries global value chains.
SMART Agriculture - The Supply Side Connectivity Cluster is sharing experiences and best practices on the use of technology in agriculture to boost productivity, efficiency and exports.
SMART Fisheries: - The Cluster is sharing experiences and best practices on the use of technology in fisheries to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and to boost fisheries exports.
Sectoral Initiatives - Coalitions of members are engaging in specific sectoral initiatives. The first such initiative has been for the coconut sector.
Inclusive and Sustainable Growth - Members of the cluster are sharing experiences and examining how technology can be used as leverage to empower more women and youth participation in the agriculture and fisheries sector by integration into value chains and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth.

Member countries

  • Fiji
  • Gambia, The
  • Guyana
  • Kiribati
  • Malawi
  • Nauru
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia

Quick facts

  • Micro, small and medium enterprises

    Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) form a major part of the Commonwealth business sector; 51 per cent of businesses in India were MSMEs in 2015, with a total of 34 per cent in Nigeria (2013).

  • Global tuna supply

    The parties to the Nauru Agreement, which include Commonwealth members such as Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu, together accounted for more more than 80 per cent of the global tuna supply in 2017.

  • Global exporters of agricultural product

    Canada, Australia and India were among the top 10 global exporters of agricultural products in 2016.