Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI)

PARDI — ‘Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative’ — commenced in February 2010. The project is coordinated by The University of Queensland and funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).  PARDI seeks to create sustainable livelihood development outcomes for the South Pacific forestry, fisheries and crop-based sectors. 

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Project Listing:

2010.001 Supporting development of the cultured pearl industries in Fiji and Tonga.

PARDI cultured pearl research is designed to assist industries in Fiji and Tonga to value-add this sought-after commodity and help improve livelihoods through improved competitiveness and higher market access.

PARDI 2010-002   Value-adding and supply chain development for fisheries products in Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga.

New, value-added fisheries products from the Pacific Islands have great potential for increased domestic and international sales. In this project, PARDI seeks to help industry identify and commercialise new products and assist with the development of appropriate storage and processing techniques.

PARDI 2010-004 Improving income of Pacific Island fishers through better post-harvest processing of sea cucumber: scoping study.

Sea cucumbers are in high demand across many markets. Pacific Island fisheries have the potential to capitalise on this demand. The PARDI sea cucumber project is investigating post-handling harvesting knowledge, scoping post-harvest handling problems and will also pinpoint future industry research and development requirements to boost industry capacity.


The PARDI research program is funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)