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Monday, 13 September 2010 10:03

European Commission -

The European Commission is the EU's executive body. It represents and upholds the interests of Europe as a whole. It drafts proposals for new European laws. It manages the day-to-day business of implementing EU policies and spending EU funds. The Commission also makes sure that everyone abides by the European treaties and laws.

About Australia's Aid Program -

The Australian Government's overseas aid program is a federally funded program that aims to reduce poverty in developing countries. The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) manages the program. The aim of the program is to assist developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia's national interest. Copyright: Australia's Aid Program

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research -

ACIAR is a statutory authority that operates as part of the Australian Government's development cooperation programs. The Centre encourages Australia's agricultural scientists to use their skills for the benefit of developing countries and Australia. ACIAR funds research projects that are developed within a framework reflecting the priorities of Australia's aid program and national research strengths, together with the agricultural research and development priorities of partner countries.ACIAR mandate directs activities to developing countries in five regions: Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, North Asia, South Asia and Southern Africa. Research is also allocated across regions through funding to the international agricultural research centres.

ACIAR functions are to:

  • commission research into improving sustainable agricultural production in developing countries
  • fund project related training
  • communicate the results of funded research
  • conduct and fund development activities related to research programs
  • administer the Australian Government's contribution to the International Agricultural Research Centres.

French Aid -

NZ Aid (Pacific Regional) -

New Zealand is a strong supporter of regional approaches to development in the Pacific. NZAID funds the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. In addition to bilateral country programmes, New Zealand provides regionally focussed assistance to the Pacific in the areas  of education, health, environment, governance, and economic and natural disaster projects. NZAID also funds a number of regional agencies and organisations such as the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and UNICEF Pacific. COpyright: NZ Aid (Pacific Regional)

German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) -

German technical cooperation has been active in the Pacific region for about 25 years. On behalf of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), GTZ is currently implementing a programme that focuses on climate protection and the sustainable use of natural resources. GTZ can call on many years of experience cooperating with SPC in the field of natural resources management. Valuable lessons were learned through the Pacific-German Regional Forestry Programme (PGRFP), which promoted sustainable forestry in the region from 1994 to 2008. These can now be used by other countries and integrated into the new climate protection programme. The German-Pacific programme supports the region in the implementation of major strategies such as the Pacific Islands Framework for Action on Climate Change (PIFACC) or the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA). The programme also works intensively with other donors, especially the European Union (EU), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The programme office is in Suva, Fiji. The programme is assigned regionally to the GTZ office in Manila, Philippines. Copyright: German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) -

The need to fight animal diseases at global level led to the creation of the Office International des Epizooties through the international Agreement signed on January 25th 1924. In May 2003 the Office became the World Organisation for Animal Health but kept its historical acronym OIE. The OIE is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide. It is recognised as a reference organisation by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in 2010, had a total of 175 Member Countries and Territories. The OIE maintains permanent relations with 36 other international and regional organisations and has Regional and sub-regional Offices on every continent. Copyright: World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Commonwealth Veterinary Association -

The Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA) was founded in 1967. Membership is open to National Veterinary Associations of Commonwealth member countries. Currently the CVA has 54 full members with each member association being represented on a Regional Council by a Councillor elected by the member association. Other non-Commonwealth countries are in the process of seeking associate membership. There are six regions representing Asia, Australasia/Oceania, Canada/Caribbean, East, Central and Southern Africa, West Africa and UK/ Mediterranean. Each Regional Council elects for a four-year term, a Regional Representative who becomes a member of Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is responsible for running the affairs of the Association. As well as the six Regional Representatives there are also a Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Programme Director and an Editor JCVA, under the Chairmanship of the President.

The University of the South Pacific -

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the premier provider of tertiary education in the Pacific region and an international centre of excellence for teaching, research consulting and training on all aspects of Pacific culture, environment and human resource development needs.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) -

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations -

FAO leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since our founding in 1945, we have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world's poor and hungry people.

International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) -

The International Society for Horticultural Science - in short ISHS – has over 7,000 Individual Members from all over the world, a substantial number of Institutional Members and some 50 Member States/Countries. It is a major source of up-to-date information on global horticultural research. ISHS aims to promote research in all branches of horticulture. It encourages the development of international co-operation, bringing together scientific and technical professionals to stimulate, facilitate and co-ordinate research and scientific activities on a global scale.

Global Crop Diversity Trust -

The Global Crop Diversity Trust is an independent international organization working to guarantee the conservation of crop diversity.

The International Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT)-

The International Coconut Genetic Resources Network aims to promote collaboration for the conservation and use of coconut genetic resources. COGENT currently is made up of 39 countries members: Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Fiji, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad y Tobago, Vanuatu and Viet-nam.