Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI)

PARDI — ‘Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative’ — commenced in February 2010. The project is coordinated by The University of Queensland and funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).  PARDI seeks to create sustainable livelihood development outcomes for the South Pacific forestry, fisheries and crop-based sectors. 

PARDI Objectives
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PARDI research is organised under Cropping; Fisheries or Forestry with the following objectives.

  • Develop value chain analysis as a means to prioritise R&D interventions in agribusiness development (led by University of Adelaide);
  • Strengthen value chains for selected high-value fisheries products (led by James Cook University);
  • Strengthen value chains for selected high-value forestry products (led by Sunshine Coast University); and
  • Strengthen value chains for selected high-value horticulture and agriculture products (led by Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (led by DAFF (FORMERLY DEEDI)).
  • Develop and apply appropriate methodologies to evaluate how PARDI activities and interventions contribute to sustainable and efficient supply chains, improve livelihoods and increase our understanding of the factors underpinning competitiveness in Pacific Island supply chains. (led by UQ-QAAFI).

To achieve these objectives, PARDI's research strategy involves:

  • Identifying markets and supply chains that have the potential to deliver substantial livelihood benefits to Pacific island peoples.
  • Identifying researchable constraints that limit the ability of these market chains to be more competitive.
  • Developing research-based and product-oriented interventions that enable identified supply chains to overcome these constraints.
  • Analysing and documenting the success of PARDI activities and interventions in contributing more sustainable and efficient supply chains and improved livelihoods and thus increasing our understanding of the factors underpinning competitiveness in Pacific Island supply chains.
  • Building the capacity of partners to use value chain analysis as a means to prioritise agribusiness interventions.
 

The PARDI research program is funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)