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.

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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
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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 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 9 Livestock in the Pacific Policy Brief 9 Livestock in the Pacific

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Date added: 04/26/2010
Date modified: 08/13/2010
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Livestock (particularly chickens and pigs) play a major role in the cultures and traditions of Pacific people. The demand for livestock products in the region is currently met from both locally produced products and imported livestock products. In a reflection of the global trend, demand for meat products has grown steadily (1.7 per cent per year) over the period 1972–2003.This trend is expected to continue into the future and presents a major opportunity for the development of the livestock sector in the region.

Prepared by: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on behalf of the Pacific Agricultural and Forestry Policy Network (PAFPNet)
Date: September 2009

© 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 12 Developing a policy framework for extension systems Policy Brief 12 Developing a policy framework for extension systems

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Date added: 08/22/2010
Date modified: 08/22/2010
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Agricultural and rural extension is one of the key policy instruments available to governments to bring about positive change in agriculture and rural communities.

Extension is the process of working with rural and farming communities to build on their knowledge and skills and thus improve their economic, social and environmental well-being.

Prepared by: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on behalf of the Pacific Agricultural and Forestry Policy Network (PAFPNet)
Date: 2010

© Secretariat of the Pacific Community, 2010.
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 7 Agriculture, forestry and climate change Policy Brief 7 Agriculture, forestry and climate change

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Date added: 04/16/2010
Date modified: 08/18/2010
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Natural resources underpin economic growth in PICTs and the livelihoods and cultural identity of their people. Agriculture and forestry make particularly significant contributions to employment, income and foreign exchange earnings.

Sustainable land management practices, including reduced tillage, agro-forestry systems and organic production can also increase both above and below ground carbon reserves.

Prepared by: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Date: July 2009

© Secretariat of the Pacific Community, 2009.
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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