Increasing Agricultural Commodity Trade (IACT)

The main goal of the European Union-funded Increasing Agricultural Commodity Trade (IACT) project is to strengthen the export capacity of Pacific member countries in the primary industries of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and livestock. The project employs a whole-of-supply chain approach, assisting commercial ventures and producer groups to become export-oriented, market-driven enterprises that will consistently supply overseas markets with competitive agriculture, forestry and aquaculture products. The project is implemented by the Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Suva, Fiji and started in June 2011.

Cook Islands

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 09:58

Capacity Building in Resilient Agriculture

22 – 27 February 2015 | Rarotonga

This visit to Rarotonga was to meet key stakeholders, introduce the Project, undertake a participatory rural appraisal and develop the work plan that is to be implemented with partner - Titikaveka Growers Association, and other stakeholders.

This 3 year project (2015 – 2017) focuses on building resilience in agriculture given the intense vulnerability of rural people in the Pacific to natural hazards and climate change, the project works to build resilient food systems using organic production techniques with young farmers and the farmer’s organisations that support them. The project is supported by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) through the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community.

Organic products sold in Rarotonga.

 

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