News & Press Releases

Kava in Fiji

15 February 2018

A PAFPNet Update: Strengthening Kava Quality in the Pacific

Kava maybe a brown beverage but for many Pacific farmers, it is indeed gold! Surging export demand for kava in recent years is providing a windfall for many farmers and Pacific economies.

Kava in Samoa

20 February 2018

A PAFPNet Update:  More awareness needed on ava regulation and standard

There is a need for more awareness among ava (kava) growers and the general public on the Samoa Ava Regulations and Ava Standard.

Strengthening knowledge management capacity in Vanuatu’s agriculture sector

3 March 2016

Port Vila, Vanuatu – Vanuatu’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity, in collaboration with the Pacific Community (SPC), is organising a knowledge management workshop for senior ministry staff, based on an approach developed for Vanuatu as the principal lead in the area of agricultural and forestry policy development.  

Agriculture Policy Banks Launched in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands

10 September 2015

On 10 September 2015 Vanuatu launched its agriculture policy bank, the first of its kind in the Pacific region. The bank, developed in partnership with the European Union’s Pacific Agricultural Policy Project (PAPP) which is implemented by the Pacific Community, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry and Biosecurity (MALFFB), is an electronic repository containing information on Vanuatu’s key agriculture sector policies, including its recently released Agriculture Sector Policy 2015–2030.