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.

Youth Development Documents


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Tutu Rural Training Center: Lessons in Non-Formal Adult Education for Self Employed in Agriculture Tutu Rural Training Center: Lessons in Non-Formal Adult Education for Self Employed in Agriculture

Date added: 06/01/2012
Date modified: 06/01/2012
Filesize: 2.12 MB
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Reasons for the study:

The study is the result of request from the Fiji Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) to the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). There were a number of reasons behind this request:

  • The Tutu Rural Training Centre (TRTC) on Taveuni has been in operation for over 40 years. Thus, the Centre was keen to have a comprehensive document produced that described the achievements over that period and what the lessons learnt were with respect to non-formal adult education for self-employment in agriculture;
  • The Fiji Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) was anxious to have a detailed analysis of the lessons learnt from the TRTC to determine the opportunities and requirements to extend the “Tutu model” elsewhere in Fiji; and
  • The long experience of the TRTC in training for self-employment in agriculture has attracted considerable attention in other Pacific Island Countries (PICs), particularly in Melanesia. Thus, there was a broader regional interest in relevance and applicability of the “Tutu model” to other countries.

Prepared by: Andrew McGregor, Livai Tora with Geoff Bamford and Kalara McGregor

Published by the Marist Rural Training Center.

Successful Models of Youth Leadership PNG (2010) Successful Models of Youth Leadership PNG (2010)

Date added: 09/01/2010
Date modified: 09/01/2010
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Downloads: 1554
A Study of Papua New Guinea Youth

A research project funded by the Pacific Leadership Program and Pacific Adventist University

Developing positive youth leadership in PNG is an important strategy in the nation's strive towards achieving integral human development, one of the National Goals and Directive Principles established when PNG gained independence from Australian colonial rule 1975.

The objectives of this research are to develop a better understanding of successful models of youth leadership in PNG, both positive and negative; to ascertain the effectiveness of youth leadership programs offered by government, church, or NGO's; and to provide data to improve youth leadership training.

Author: Dr. Lalen Simeon
Dr. Tracie Mafile'o
Unia Kaise Api
Dr. Garry Gane
Ben Thomas
Published: March 2010

This research was supported by the Australian Government as represented by the
Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). The views expressed in this
publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Australian
Government. The Australian Government accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage
or injury resulting from reliance on any of the information or views contained in this

© 2010 Simeon, Mafile'o, Api, Gane, Thomas

The authors of this report encourage the wide dissemination of this report for the benefit of youth around the Pacific subject to the following limitations:
  • Appropriate credit is given to the authors
  • The report is distributed in its entirety
  • No fee is charged

Reclaiming Agriculture for Pacific Youths Reclaiming Agriculture for Pacific Youths

Date added: 03/18/2011
Date modified: 03/18/2011
Filesize: 273.1 kB
Downloads: 3913
Youth and Farming > An "Enabling Environment"

Are young people interested in farming? This depends on the possibilities they see in terms of work, wages and livelihoods. A thorough survey has shown what young people in the Pacific think, and different efforts are already showing positive results.
Text: Miriama Brown, Marita Manley, Vikash Kumar and Danny Hunter

Farming Matters| March 2011

Pacific Youth in Agriculture Strategy 2011-2015 Pacific Youth in Agriculture Strategy 2011-2015

Date added: 09/15/2010
Date modified: 04/19/2011
Filesize: 1.85 MB
Downloads: 11282

The purpose of this youth in agriculture strategy is to recommend actions and initiatives that all stakeholders can pursue to encourage the active engagement of youth in agriculture across the region. We welcome your input to the strategy to ensure that the findings and recommendations are relevant and representative

Prepared by: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with the Pacific Agricultural and Forestry Policy Network (PAPFNet)


Date added: 09/14/2010
Date modified: 09/28/2010
Filesize: 1.1 MB
Downloads: 2746

La présente stratégie régionale vise à recommander à l’ensemble des parties prenantes une série d’actions et d’initiatives propres à encourager la participation active des jeunes à l’agriculture dans l’ensemble de la région, ainsi que la promotion de l’esprit d’entreprise chez les jeunes agriculteurs. Nous espérons que les pays océaniens adapteront cette stratégie à leur situation nationale et prendront des engagements fermes en faveur de la mise en oeuvre des recommandations correspondant à leur situation propre.

Prepared by: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with the Pacific Agricultural and Forestry Network (PAFPNet)
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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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