Port Vila, Vanuatu – Vanuatu’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity, in collaboration with the Pacific Community (SPC), is organising a knowledge management workshop for senior ministry staff, based on an approach developed for Vanuatu as the principal lead in the area of agricultural and forestry policy development.
On 10 September 2015 Vanuatu haha launched its agriculture policy bank, the first of its kind in the Pacific region. The bank, developed in partnership with the European Union’s Pacific Agricultural Policy Project (PAPP) which is implemented by the Pacific Community, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry and Biosecurity (MALFFB), is an electronic repository containing information on Vanuatu’s key agriculture sector policies, including its recently released Agriculture Sector Policy 2015–2030.
9 September 2015
(Vanuatu and Pacific region) – A Pacific region knowledge management workshop is taking place this week in Vanuatu to develop new ideas on how to give farmers better access to agriculture policies, research and information.
Hosting this event is important for Vanuatu given 54 per cent of its total household income is from agriculture and forestry activities, with this reflected in its progressive national Information Communication Technology (ICT) policy that has a focus on agricultural growth.
The ‘Strengthening Regional Knowledge Management Capacities’ workshop is a collaborative effort between the European Union’s Pacific Agriculture Policy Project (PAPP), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Vanuatu’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry and Biosecurity.
Issued by the: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), the University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
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