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|
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Consolidated Responses for the PAFPNet Discussion for the month of October 2015
Date: 15/10/2015 – 06/11/15
“Agricultural Statistics for evidence based policy making in the Pacific”
For the month of October, PAFPNet hosted the discussion topic themed, “Agricultural Statistics for evidence based policy making in the Pacific”. Evidence based policy making requires effective, reliable statistics which are accessible to policy makers and other stakeholders. Statistics are important for informing decisions on national development priorities and for monitoring countries’ progress towards achieving them.
Consolidated Responses for the PAFPNet Discussion for the month of September 2015
Date: 15/09/2015 – 02/10/2015
"Agricultural policy access, uptake and content"
For the month of September, PAFPNet hosted the discussion topic themed, "Agricultural policy access, uptake and content". This dialogue provided an insight on the significance of clear, evidence based national agriculture/forestry policies for the security of rural livelihoods as a contributing progressing factor for the Pacific agriculture sector.
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.
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.