Understanding the agricultural and forestry national policy landscape is a key first step for any national and regional policy intervention. The baseline at the commencement of the project was that it was not easily determinable as to which countries had national level agricultural policies, its status and what the priorities were for the sector.
What do they Say and Where to Next?
Apia, Samoa – Samoa has today launched its Agriculture Policy Bank – essentially an ‘e-library’ which serves as a one-stop shop for information relating to the Pacific Island country’s agriculture policies and regulations.
A special ceremony was held in Nuku’alofa, Tonga on 22 July where the Pacific Community (SPC) handed over new varieties of crops as tissue culture material and vegetable seedlings to support Tonga in their quest to sustain food, nutrition and livelihood security.