Kava is one of Fiji’s most important agricultural commodities. The PARDI2 team has been working with Fiji Kava, a market leader in kava processing, to develop an internal control system that assists external kava suppliers to comply with third party organic certification. Building on this work, Fiji Kava requested PARDI2 to investigate the possibility of
A new study highlights that women fishers’ contributions to small scale fisheries have been undercounted leading to uninformed small-scale fisheries (SSF) policies and management. Reversing these shortcomings will be crucial to meeting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 14 (conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development) and Goal 5 (achieve gender equality and
The integration of women in historically male-dominated fields in the Pacific in this new decade is being realised at all job levels, including senior management. For International Women’s Day this year, The Pacific Community’s Land Resources Division (LRD) is celebrating its first woman Director, Karen Mapusua and the Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON) its
This article was first published by Southern Cross University on 10 February 2021 and is reproduced here with their kind permission. The original article can be viewed here. The PARDI2 team are delighted to have been collaborating with Dr Schouten in support of beekeepers in Fiji. Dr Cooper Schouten has been fascinated by bees ever
Diversification is a key business and livelihood resilience strategy and is at the heart of Vanuatu’s new Sustainable Tourism Strategy launched last month. The Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Strategy (2021-2025) focuses on the short to long term recovery of the tourism economy. However, its primary focus is to support the transition to a more resilient and
By Lice Movono Technical advice can go a long way to making people and organisations work more efficiently and in the foodie space it creates the kind of confidence that transforms agribusinesses and chefs into innovators. Several food entrepreneurs were celebrated for their innovative food products and services on 9 December at a food-tasting event hosted
By Lice Movono THE travel industry has completely changed as a result of COVID19 and as world governments reel from the lasting impact to global economies, there is much uncertainty. The one clear message is when borders open towards the end of 2021 by early estimates, tourism will require more innovation, the likes of which
Experiential and agricultural tourism is growing globally. Local and international travellers are keen to learn more about where and how local food grows, how it is used and what it tastes like! Are you offering an agricultural experience as a tourism product in Fiji, such as a farm tour, a farm to table experience, or
Two years ago we interviewed established, thriving agribusinesses in Fiji, Vanuatu and Tonga, hoping to identify the key ingredients in their success, measured not solely by growth or revenue, but by longevity. The 15 businesses involved notched up a combined 200 years experience of highs and lows. The resulting report, documenting lessons and success factors, was appropriately titled, “Learning from the Survivors”.
Two years ago we interviewed established, thriving agribusinesses in Fiji, Vanuatu and Tonga, hoping to identify the key ingredients in their success, measured not solely by growth or revenue, but by longevity. The 15 businesses involved notched up a combined 200 years experience of highs and lows.
Have an agribusiness? Want to see how attracting visitors and tourists to your farm may improve your agribusiness product? Join us to learn lessons from existing operators and partners during our AgriTourism Experiences Talanoa.
Focused on better understanding and improving the relationship between farmers and buyers, helping industries grow, we’re piloting innovative approaches to producing of greater volumes of consistently, high-quality honey.
We believe that agribusiness needs to be properly integrated into agricultural research which is why we’re collaborating with active Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research projects in the region to support our approach.
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