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?
The PAPP key governance structure or Project Steering Committee (PSC) and a technical officials committee was established at the inception workshop in December 2014. The technical working group meeting for the steering committee is taking place from 12 – 15 April, 2016.
Suva, Fiji – Close to 50 key stakeholders involved in Fiji’s livestock industry, including government representatives, donors and partners are meeting at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi, Fiji, from 17-19 February to review and validate a draft livestock sector strategy for Fiji.
Given the significance of agriculture to the Pacific region, a workshop currently underway in Suva aims to assist Pacific governments to better plan and target public spending on agriculture and to increase value for money in public agriculture expenditure.
Port Vila, Vanuatu - In a first for Vanuatu, a new online agriculture policy bank is being launched in Port Vila today to give farmers easy access to a library of summarised key policy documents in English, French and Bislama.
The Vanuatu Agriculture Policy Bank is being launched during the Vanuatu National Agricultural Policy Awareness and Implementation Workshop in Port Vila, which is providing national stakeholders with an overview of the country’s new Agriculture Sector Policy 2015-2030.
The policy bank and workshop are a collaborative effort between Vanuatu’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry and Biosecurity, and the European Union's Pacific Agriculture Policy Project (PAPP), implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).
The policy bank has been developed through PAPP and is hosted on SPC’s Pacific Agriculture and Forestry Policy Network (www.spc.int/pafpnet) portal.