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The Conservation, Management and Sustainable Utilization of Forest

Consolidated Responses for the PAFPNet Discussion for the Third quarter of 2016

Date: 20/07/16 - 16/09/16

“The Conservation, Management and Sustainable Utilization of Forest”

For the third quarter of 2016, PAFPNet hosted the discussion topic themed around the Regional Strategy and Action Plan for the conservation, management and sustainable utilization of forest genetic resources in the Pacific. The Action Plan is an important guide for PICTs in developing and implementing relevant policies, strategies and activities within their own national and local settings to contribute to the sustainable management and development of Pacific forest and tree genetic resources for present and future generations.

Re-building the Agriculture sector and Farmer Livelihoods – Post – Disaster

Consolidated Responses for the PAFPNet Discussion for the First quarter of 2016

Date: 17/03/16 - 22/04/16

Re-building the Agriculture sector and Farmer Livelihoods – Post – Disaster

 

For the first quarter of 2016 PAFPNet hosted the discussion topic themed, “Re-building the Agriculture sector and Farmer Livelihoods – Post – Disaster” where in just 2 years, both Fiji and Vanuatu have faced their most devastating natural disasters on record. Six questions were underlined for the discussion that triggered an extensive and thorough exchange of views and altogether 15 replies were received. Thank you very much for participating!

Tropical cyclones Winston and Pam, both Category 5s, have caused cataclysmic losses in both countries. Extreme weather events like TC Winston and Pam are not unexpected in the Pacific, which is one of the most vulnerable areas in the world to natural disasters due to powerful tectonic forces constantly shaping the region and the occurrence of unusually warm ocean conditions. Scientists and Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have predicted that the natural disaster frequency has risen and that their intensity will be more and more severe, hence causing major destructions especially to small and vulnerable countries such as Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Agricultural Statistics for evidence based policy making in the Pacific

Consolidated Responses for the PAFPNet Discussion for the month of October 2015

Date: 15/10/2015 – 06/11/15

“Agricultural Statistics for evidence based policy making in the Pacific”

For the month of October, PAFPNet hosted the discussion topic themed, “Agricultural Statistics for evidence based policy making in the Pacific”. Evidence based policy making requires effective, reliable statistics which are accessible to policy makers and other stakeholders. Statistics are important for informing decisions on national development priorities and for monitoring countries’ progress towards achieving them.

Agricultural policy access, uptake and content

Consolidated Responses for the PAFPNet Discussion for the month of September 2015

Date: 15/09/2015 – 02/10/2015

"Agricultural policy access, uptake and content"

For the month of September, PAFPNet hosted the discussion topic themed, "Agricultural policy access, uptake and content". This dialogue provided an insight on the significance of clear, evidence based national agriculture/forestry policies for the security of rural livelihoods as a contributing progressing factor for the Pacific agriculture sector.

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