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 13 Harmonisation of Biosecurity Law in the Pacific Policy Brief 13 Harmonisation of Biosecurity Law in the Pacific

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Date added: 11/14/2010
Date modified: 11/14/2010
Filesize: 2.43 MB
Downloads: 3658
This brief focuses on the following issues:
•What is biosecurity and why are biosecurity laws
important?
•Where are the current gaps in biosecurity legislation in
the Pacific?
•What work has been done to assist countries to update
and harmonise their biosecurity legislation?
•What progress has been achieved to date and what more
is needed?

Prepared by SPC for the Pacific Agricultural and Forestry Policy Network (PAFPNet), with funding assistance from the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

© 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 8 Benefits of Organic Agriculture Policy Brief 8 Benefits of Organic Agriculture

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Date added: 04/26/2010
Date modified: 08/18/2010
Filesize: 4.95 MB
Downloads: 3334
Non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes are the leading cause of deaths in PICTs. Poor diets and consumer preferences for processed and imported food, especially in urban areas, have contributed to this problem. Increasing reliance on imports also makes PICTs vulnerable to global economic events such as escalating food prices, which can lead to food insecurity.

Prepared by: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with the Regional Organic Task Force on behalf of the Pacific Agricultural and Forestry Policy Network (PAFPNet)
Date: August 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.

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
Filesize: 396.4 kB
Downloads: 2503
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 21 Pacific Regional Food Security Policy Brief 21 Pacific Regional Food Security

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Date added: 07/08/2014
Date modified: 07/08/2014
Filesize: 463.64 kB
Downloads: 2114
What is Food Security?

“Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food 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 – Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger.

© Secretariat of the Pacific Community, 2014.
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 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: 1699
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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