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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PNI Agriculture Report PNI Agriculture Report

Date added: 02/21/2011
Date modified: 02/22/2011
Filesize: 2.97 MB
Downloads: 8830

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.

Fiji Agriculture Strategic Development Plan 2010-2012 (2009) Fiji Agriculture Strategic Development Plan 2010-2012 (2009)

Date added: 07/07/2010
Date modified: 08/18/2010
Filesize: 1.81 MB
Downloads: 7840
This development plan is a direct response to Governments' concerns on the rising import bills on food and diminishing exports. The plans specifically identified commodities for import substitution for the three year period and the mapped strategy for the department to achieve the objectives.

Prepared by: The Ministry of the Primary Industry - Fiji Islands
Date: 9 December 2009

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
Filesize: 104.94 kB
Downloads: 7649
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

Solomon Islands National Forest Policy Statement Solomon Islands National Forest Policy Statement

Date added: 05/04/2010
Date modified: 08/18/2010
Filesize: 55.5 kB
Downloads: 5787
It is acknowledged that there is a wide range of potential uses to which the national forest of Solomon Islands can be put. Some uses are consumptive and involve the harvesting of items of value from the forest. Other uses are non-consumptive and their benefits accrue simply because the forest exist.

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Solomon Islands  National Agriculture & Livestock Sector Policy 2009-2014 (2009) Solomon Islands National Agriculture & Livestock Sector Policy 2009-2014 (2009)

Date added: 07/08/2010
Date modified: 08/18/2010
Filesize: 312.39 kB
Downloads: 5448
The aim of the National Agriculture and Livestock Sector Policy is to guide agricultural development along the lines of the Government development strategy. Specifically this Policy Development will provide a framework to reorient its agricultural production to meet the development needs of Solomon Islands. The National Agricultural and Livestock Sector Policy of the Solomon Islands is thus designed through vast consultative process to facilitate a structured approach towards a socially and culturally acceptable, economically vibrant and ecologically sustainable agricultural sector that will contribute towards poverty alleviation, food security and economic development. Though this National Agriculture and Livestock Sector Policy is meant to be for a medium term agenda 2009, however it sets the base for long-term Agriculture and Livestock Development Plan to 2014.

Prepared by: The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock - Honiara, Solomon Islands
Date: November 2009
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