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.

Policy Brief

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Policy Brief 1 Fish and Food Security Policy Brief 1 Fish and Food Security

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Date added: 03/22/2010
Date modified: 02/20/2011
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Food security means that all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and preferences for an active and healthy life (World Food
Summit 1996).

The right to food security is central to human development and many of the major human rights treaties. It is also implicit in Goal 1 of the Millennium Development Goals – eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.

© Secretariat of the Pacific Community, 2008.
Original text : English — Permission is freely given to photocopy for educational purposes (non-profit and non-commercial) only. For permission to reproduce by any other means, adapt or translate, contact SPC.

Policy Brief 2 A regional approach to invertebrate export fisheries Policy Brief 2 A regional approach to invertebrate export fisheries

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Date added: 03/23/2010
Date modified: 02/20/2011
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Invertebrate export fisheries are persistently overfished as a result of the local population’s greater fishing capacity and growing need for cash, coupled with an expanding market in China and “fly-by-night” investment by the marine products sector with little interest in long-term sustainability.

© Secretariat of the Pacific Community, 2008.
Original text : English — Permission is freely given to photocopy for educational purposes (non-profit and non-commercial) only. For permission to reproduce by any other means, adapt or translate, contact SPC.

Policy Brief 3 Land Use Planning in the Pacific Policy Brief 3 Land Use Planning in the Pacific

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Date added: 03/24/2010
Date modified: 08/18/2010
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This policy brief will discuss the issue of land use planning (land use policy, land care and land use planning) in the Pacic Island countries and territories (PICTs) and the need for countries to formulate realistic land use policies as a means to preventing further degradation of our natural assets such that they may be enjoyed by current and future generations.

Prepared by: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Land Resources Division in collaboration with our working partners.
Date: March 2008

Policy Brief 4 Participatory Approaches for Agriculture & Forestry Development in the Pacific Policy Brief 4 Participatory Approaches for Agriculture & Forestry Development in the Pacific

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Date added: 04/13/2010
Date modified: 02/20/2011
Filesize: 505 kB
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The purpose of this brief is to provide relevant and up-to-date information and views on participatory approaches for agriculture and forestry development in the Pacific.

Indigenous people and their local communities have a vital role in environmental management and development because of their knowledge and traditional practices. States should recognise and support their identity, culture and interests and enable their effective participation in the achievement of the sustainable development.
Ministerial Conference (2000), agenda item 21

Prepared by: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Land Resources Division in collaboration with our working partner.
Date: April 2008


Policy Brief 5 Fisheries and Climate Change Policy Brief 5 Fisheries and Climate Change

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Date added: 04/14/2010
Date modified: 02/20/2011
Filesize: 604.13 kB
Downloads: 1559
The aim of this brief is to:
  • alert governments to some of the risks that climate change poses to the fisheries priorities of the Pacific Plan and the actions identified in the Vava’u Declaration on Pacific Fisheries Resources; and
  • identify how the fishing industry and fishing communities can begin to adapt to changing environments to help maintain the benefits of fisheries.
This is the first in a series of interim Policy Briefs on this issue. As more knowledge is gained through the new project on fisheries and climate in the region1, more comprehensive recommendations for adaptive management will be provided.

© Secretariat of the Pacific Community, 2008.
Original text : English — Permission is freely given to photocopy for educational purposes (non-profit and non-commercial) only.
For permission to reproduce by any other means, adapt or translate, contact SPC.
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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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