Over the years there have been numerous studies of Pacifi c Island agricultural value chains. Shepherd et.al (2012), in reviewing these studies, highlighted the often short-term successes but frequent unsustainability of many horticultural and other high-value product developments in the Pacifi c. The reasons suggested for this lack of sustainability included location, poor transport linkages and high costs, poor economies of scale, natural disasters, plant disease and market access barriers.
Despite these constraints, signifi cant opportunities do exist to reduce failures and to expand successes through identifying ways to improve the value chains for Pacifi c Island products. Improvements are measured in terms of the sustainable increase in the income earned by those participating in the value chain. This manual endeavours to make a contribution to this process in a practical way.
Produced by Koko Siga Pacific with funding assisstance provided by The EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperati on (CTA).
Graphics by Tim Ralulu.
Layout by Jonathan Teddy Veisa.