This value chain analysis for honey production in Fiji will assist in the formulation of plans for developing a more economically robust honey industry. The development of this report occurred as part of ACIAR funded projects AGB/ 2014/057 (Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative Phase 2 – PARDI 2) and SRA LS/2017/100 (Novel Approaches for Increasing Participation in Honeybee Industries in the Pacific). It was developed jointly through consultation with key informants, and an analysis of the legal, regulatory and policy environment in which the industry sits.
The primary objective of PARDI 2 is to improve the incomes of economically disadvantaged, rural families and individuals engaged in a range of agricultural and marine based activities through improved productivity and commercialization. While the SRA (LS/2017/100) research sought to identify how beekeeping could assist in achieving these aims. This assessment of the honey value chain is to identify constraints that need to be addressed and also opportunities for value adding within the industry.