Pacific Agricultural & Forestry Policy Network
Effective policies rely on good information. Policy makers from the region identified weak communication, poor engagement of stakeholders, and lack of timely information as constraints to the development of effective Pacific agricultural and forestry policies and the enforcement and implementation of existing ones. A robust regional information exchange was identified as a valuable tool to strengthen communication in the area of agricultural and forestry policy.
Information, Communication and ICT Management
FROM PLAN TO ACTION
The objectives in mounting this workshop are threefold:
1. Decision-makers sensitised and made more aware of the value and importance of
effective and efficient ICM
2. Confident and better skilled workshop participants able and willing to commit to the
development of ICM policies and plans within their own institutions and in partnership
with others, using appropriate ICM tools
3. Enhanced networking and collaboration among participating institutions.
Workshop Organized by The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Nadi, Fiji 14 – 18 September 2009
Report prepared by: Mrs. Barbara Gumbs (Lead rapporteur)
With inputs from rapporteurs:
Mr. Nga Mataio
Ms. Ipul Powaseu
Mr. Seniorl Anzu
IMPROVING PRODUCTION AND ACCESSIBILITY OF AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION THROUGH CAPACITY- BUILDING, NETWORKING AND PARTNERSHIPS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC
The overall DSAP project objective is to increase sustainable agricultural production of farm families in the 16 participating countries of the Pacific region.
Prepared by: Danny Hunter
Former Team Leader, Development of Sustainable Agriculture in the Pacific (DSAP) Project, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Suva, Fiji Islands
PAFPNet provides an opportunity for stakeholders to connect, share and engage in forums and activities intended for the development of effective agriculture and forestry policies. It also offers a platform for Pacific stakeholders to correlate with those from other regions and institutions and learn from their experiences in agricultural and forestry policy development and implementation. PAFPNet is forging closer alliances and cooperation with other regional and international networks, particularly with the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP).
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