Pacific Beat radio interview with Steven Underhill
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 14:46

 

In a recent interview with ABC Radio National’s Pacific Beat, Prof Steven Underhill from the University of the Sunshine Coast talks about how Fiji vegetable farmers and local industry are tapping into increasing opportunities to meet local tourist industry food demands.

According to Steven, there has been significant disconnect between local suppliers and the tourist industry largely due to a lack of structure in the vegetable industry. PARDI has been working with collaborators in the region to help industry overcome supply chain complexities and quality issues and enable them to meet food quality and supply demands.

This work is part of a bigger agenda to initiate sustainable livelihood incentives to help alleviate poverty in the region.

To listen to the full interview, click on the following link:

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacific/radio/program/pacific-beat/fijis-vegetables-for-tourists-program-extended-to-solomon-islands/1091616

PARDI - ‘Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative’ - is a partnership funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and coordinated by The University of Queensland under the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI).

For more information contact:

Julie Lloyd
PARDI Communications
M: 0415 799 890