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Relevance of Policy Framework to Support and Strengthen Agricultural Extension and Rural Advisory Services

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

Date: 11/08/2015 – 04/09/2015

"Relevance of Policy Framework to Support and Strengthen Agricultural Extension and Rural Advisory Services"

The PAFPNet topic for the month of August, "Relevance of Policy Framework to Support Strengthen Agricultural Extension and Rural Advisory Services" pinpointed similar views on establishing a solidified framework for extension services support by tackling central issues. This discussion focused on five (5) questions rendering the key priorities that should be deemed paramount in various countries regarding extension services, its limitations and the roles of various support systems.

Addressing Biosecurity in the Pacific Island countries and Territories

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

Date: 13/07/2015 – 24/07/2015

"Addressing Biosecurity in the Pacific Island countries and Territories"

The PAFPNet topic for the month of July, "Addressing Biosecurity in the Pacific Island countries and Territories (PICTs)" highlighted questions that would help bring to light problematic areas being faced in this industry. The five (5) questions that were presented during the discussion were posed also with the intention of determining the needs for improvement to be better able to shape possible solutions.

Linking Farmers to the Tourism Market

Consolidated Responses for the PAFPNet Discussion for the month of May/June 2015

Date: 20/05/2015 – 19/06/2015

"Linking Farmers to the Tourism Market"

The PAFPNet topic for the months of May/June, "Linking Farmers to the Tourism Market" focused on questions that highlighted key problem areas affecting the connection between producers and hoteliers in the tourism industry, as well as methods to strengthen this link. This discussion topic was initiated with the objective of providing assistance, paired with a concrete dialogue outline to help close the gap between producers and buyers in the tourism market during the Pacific Agriculture Policy Project (PAPP) funded Pacific Community Agritourism Week held in June 2015.

Livestock Production in the Changing Environment of Pacific Islanders

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

Date: 07/04/2015 – 27/04/2015

"Livestock Production in the Changing Environment of Pacific Islanders"

The PAFPNet topic for the month of April, "Livestock Production in the Changing Environment of Pacific Islanders", focused on two questions on livestock development in the Pacific region. The two questions highlighted the key constraints of livestock production in the Pacific with suggested solutions to address the challenges. The key objective of this query was to encourage stakeholder participation towards the improvement of national livestock production.

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