PAFPNet Discussion queries have been maintained as a function of the PAPP program, which concludes in June 2018. We hope that revisions of the SPC Land Resources Division IT system will include PAFPNet after this date.
Your membership to PAFPNet is highly valued and we do appreciate any feedback or comments you may relay to the network.
The e-Discussions (mostly running between 2014-2018) provide useful insights into members' needs and challenges. They provide direction for follow-up activities.
|MONTH||TOPIC||Total Respondents||Male||Female||Web Page hits 21/5/18|
|August||Relevance of Policy Framework to support Strengthen Agriculture Extension & Rural Advisory Services||6||6||0||2151|
|September||The management of pesticides in the Pacific Islands Agriculture Production||10||8||2||752|
|October||Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security||10||7||3||793|
|January||How to improve linkages between farmers, extension and research||15||13||2||1084|
|March||Vulnerability of Pacific Agriculture and Forestry to Climate Change||12||12||0||1066|
|April||Livestock Production in the Changing Environment of Pacific Islanders||21||19||2||904|
|June||Linking Farmers to the Tourism Market||17||16||1||1086|
|July||Addressing Biosecurity in the Pacific Island countries and Territories||13||12||1||1222|
|September||Agricultural policy access, uptake and content||4||4||0||1939|
|October||Agricultural Statistics for evidence based policy making in the Pacific||25||19||6||2051|
|April||Re-building the Agriculture sector and Farmer Livelihoods Post–Disaster.||15||14||1||2315|
|September||The Conservation, Management and Sustainable Utilization of Forest||8||8||0||2257|
|March||Climate Change Adaptation and the role of Agriculture||12||9||3||642|
|May||Ways to reduce Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle breeding sites in and around coconut plantations||13||10||3||166|
PAFPNet Netiquette – Guidelines
PAFPNet is a self-regulating network. In the interests of maintaining a constructive and informative dialogue, members are requested to observe the following:
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Consolidated Responses for the PAFPNet Discussion for the months of November 2014 – January 2015:
Date: 28/11/2014 – 23/01/2015
“How to Improve Linkage between Farmers, Extension and Research”
The PAFPNet topic for the month of December 2014/ January 2015, “How to improve linkages between farmers, extension and research”, highlighted a very popular trend of issues being faced alongside expected measures to help diminish the linkage problems faced in the three key areas. In summing up all the responses, the most common issue acknowledged as the core break in the link between farmers, extension and research was the lack of communication and farmer consultation.
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.
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.