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.

Agriculture and Forestry Policies



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Forestry Management Act 2011_English Version Forestry Management Act 2011_English Version

Date added: 09/19/2013
Date modified: 10/07/2014
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AN ACT to make provision for the effective and sustainable management of Samoa’s forestry resources, and for related purposes.

PNI Agriculture Report PNI Agriculture Report

Date added: 02/21/2011
Date modified: 02/22/2011
Filesize: 2.97 MB
Downloads: 8798

SPC supports FSM in developing action plan for agriculture

The Pohnpei State Agriculture Strategic Action Plan (2011–2015) was launched last November by Lt Governor Churchill Edward, who gratefully acknowledged SPC for the technical assistance which allowed the development of this very important document. The Strategic Action Plan is an activity identified in the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)–FSM joint country strategy. Partnerships with donors, non-governmental organisations and development partners become crucial in the achievement of goals in the Strategic Action Plan.  The Agriculture Strategic Action Plan is forward-looking and output-oriented, and very much people-centred, allowing greater buy-in from the communities of Pohnpei.  The consultative approach used to develop the action plan ensured that it was closely linked to the FSM Strategic Development Plan 2020 and the Pohnpei Farmers Association Action Plan to provide sustainability and complementarity of activities.

Guam Statewide Forest Resource Assessment & Resource Strategy 2010-2015 Guam Statewide Forest Resource Assessment & Resource Strategy 2010-2015

Date added: 10/27/2010
Date modified: 10/27/2010
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Guam Statewide Forest Resource Assessment and Resource Strategy

This document was completed to meet the requirements of the 2008 Farm Bill and the redesign objectives of the USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry (S&PF) programs. This State-wide Assessment and Resource Strategy (SWARS) provided the Guam Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Soil Resources Division (Guam Forestry) an opportunity to identify the highest priorities for forest resource management and a vision for the future of their forestry program.

Author: Joseph S. Mafnas, Chief, Forestry and Soil Resources
Department of Agriculture
Forestry & Soil Resources Division

Prepared by: Watershed Professionals Network (WPN)
Philomath, Oregon USA

Date June 18th, 2010

Solomon Islands Government Policy on Organic Agriculture Systems (2010) Solomon Islands Government Policy on Organic Agriculture Systems (2010)

Date added: 07/10/2010
Date modified: 08/18/2010
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The overall aim of this policy is to provide safe and nutritious food to the population of this country as well as foreigners visiting the country. In addition, promotion of organic agriculture systems in the Solomon Islands  will continue to improved environmental conditions, and income generating opportunities. Despite its many benefits, promotion of organic agriculture practices and products for commercial purposes has not been undertaken by the Solomon Islands Government or donor partner agencies on a large-scale leaving only the Zai Na Tina Organic Research and Demonstration Farm, with its very limited resources, to demonstrate organic agriculture. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) has therefore taken the bold step of advancing the organic farming concept by incorporating to its normal annual work programs and integrating its promotion throughout its activities and operations.

Prepared by: Joini Tutua, R. C. Joshi, Belden Taki, Shane Tutua, Michael Ho’ota, John Harunari, Edward Kingmele [CBE], and other MAL Senior Officers, and Pacific Countries Partners. Comments from JICA headquarters (Dr. Hideyuki Kanamori) are also acknowledged.
Date: April 2010

ADB Vanuatu Economic Report (2009) ADB Vanuatu Economic Report (2009)

Date added: 07/09/2010
Date modified: 08/18/2010
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Agriculture remains fundamental to the traditional and cash economies and involves all but a small percentage of the population. It is the second-largest contributor to GDP and provides virtually all of the goods exported from Vanuatu; it also provides subsistence  for most of the population.

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Date: 2009

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