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PAFPNet Discussions 2014-2016      
         
MONTH TOPIC Total Respondents Male Female
2014        
August Relevance of Policy Framework to support Strengthen Agriculture Extension & Rural Advisory Services 6 6 0
September The management of pesticides in the Pacific Islands Agriculture Production 10 8 2
October Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security 10 7 3
2015        
January How to improve linkages between farmers, extension and research 15 13 2
February Animal Welfare 20 17 3
March Vulnerability of Pacific Agriculture and Forestry to Climate Change 12 12 0
April Livestock Production in the Changing Environment of Pacific Islanders 21 19 2
June Linking Farmers to the Tourism Market 17 16 1
July Addressing Biosecurity in the Pacific Island countries and Territories 13 12 1
September Agricultural policy access, uptake and content 4 4 0
October Agricultural Statistics for evidence based policy making in the Pacific 25 19 6
2016        
April Re-building the Agriculture sector and Farmer Livelihoods  Post–Disaster. 15 14 1
September The Conservation, Management and Sustainable Utilization of Forest 8 8 0

 2018

March                                   Climate Change Adaptation and the role of Agriculture                      12              9               3


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Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security

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

Date: 21/10/14 – 3/11/14

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security

The PAFPNet discussion for the month of October on the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security”, highlighted a number of concerns on this sensitive topic. Looking at both the strengths and weaknesses in land, fisheries and forests tenure, a common thread identified showed that challenges in this area outweighed its strengths.

The management of pesticides in the Pacific Islands Agriculture Production

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

Date: 22/09/14 – 6/10/14

The management of pesticides in the Pacific Islands Agriculture Production

The PAFPNet discussion for the month of September raised a number of issues as well as suggested solutions. During the discussion, the use of chemical pesticides was seen in the light of two scopes, highlighting both the beneficial aspects of its usage as well as its harmful effects.

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