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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Vanuatu National Forest Policy Statement  (1997) Vanuatu National Forest Policy Statement (1997)

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The The National Forest Policy Statement for Vanuatu presents the detailed forest policy proposals for Vanuatu, including a forestry vision, the national forest objectives and a series of detailed policies and strategies.

Prepared by: The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu - Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Environment.
Date: May 1997

 

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

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

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

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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

Samoa Policy Statement on Forestry (2007) Samoa Policy Statement on Forestry (2007)

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The purpose of the Samoa Policy Statement on Forestry is to support and encourage the sustainable development of forests in Samoa for their combined environmental, economic, cultural and social benefits for the people of Samoa

Prepared by: The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment - Independent State of Samoa
Responsible Officer: Tu'u'u Dr. Ieti Taule'alo
Chief Executive Officer
MNRE
Date: 31st August 2007
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