This report is designed to assist municipal markets, farmers, vendors and interested parties who wish to engage or understand how linkages between small holders farmers, vendors, municipal markets and commercial buyers can be derived. It outlines key steps on ways to establish these links and provide a range of recommendation tools to help implementation along the way.
The report based on extensive research by the team involved which covered work with farmers, vendors, municipalities and various other stakeholders from across Fiji, Vanuatu and Cook Islands. It is further enhanced by review of existing reports on the agricultural sector, assessments of best practices and making relevant comparisons where appropriate among pacific island countries. The bibliography at the end of this report lists the materials consulted during this review.
The research development and writing of this study was compiled by MMF Consultants Ltd on behalf of the Pacific Community (SPC), Land Resources Division (LRD).