This guide will provide Pacific Island governments, local municipal councils, planners and relevant stakeholders with a toolkit to assist with the set up and operations of municipal markets in their respective countries. In putting together this guide, it has been assumed that municipal markets in the Pacific will continue to grow, develop and account for:
i. An increase in fresh produce consumption ii. Increase in demand for spaces at the market
The guide has further expressed the importance of having a well thought-out market design supported by proper infrastructure. This will in turn influence how the market centre will operate and determine how it will be managed.
Users of the guide are advised to assess their own environment carefully and check for relevance to your own market before adopting any recommendation in this guide.