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Tuesday, 18 May 2010 10:46

European Commission -

The European Commission is the EU's executive body. It represents and upholds the interests of Europe as a whole. It drafts proposals for new European laws. It manages the day-to-day business of implementing EU policies and spending EU funds. The Commission also makes sure that everyone abides by the European treaties and laws.

About Australia's Aid Program -

The Australian Government's overseas aid program is a federally funded program that aims to reduce poverty in developing countries. The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) manages the program. The aim of the program is to assist developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia's national interest. Copyright: Australia's Aid Program

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research -

ACIAR is a statutory authority that operates as part of the Australian Government's development cooperation programs. The Centre encourages Australia's agricultural scientists to use their skills for the benefit of developing countries and Australia. ACIAR funds research projects that are developed within a framework reflecting the priorities of Australia's aid program and national research strengths, together with the agricultural research and development priorities of partner countries.ACIAR mandate directs activities to developing countries in five regions: Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, North Asia, South Asia and Southern Africa. Research is also allocated across regions through funding to the international agricultural research centres.

ACIAR functions are to:

  • commission research into improving sustainable agricultural production in developing countries
  • fund project related training
  • communicate the results of funded research
  • conduct and fund development activities related to research programs
  • administer the Australian Government's contribution to the International Agricultural Research Centres.

France Aid -

NZ Aid Programme -

New Zealand is a strong supporter of regional approaches to development in the Pacific. NZAID funds the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. In addition to bilateral country programmes, New Zealand provides regionally focussed assistance to the Pacific in the areas  of education, health, environment, governance, and economic and natural disaster projects. NZAID also funds a number of regional agencies and organisations such as the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and UNICEF Pacific. COpyright: NZ Aid (Pacific Regional)

German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) -

German technical cooperation has been active in the Pacific region for about 25 years. On behalf of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), GTZ is currently implementing a programme that focuses on climate protection and the sustainable use of natural resources. GTZ can call on many years of experience cooperating with SPC in the field of natural resources management. Valuable lessons were learned through the Pacific-German Regional Forestry Programme (PGRFP), which promoted sustainable forestry in the region from 1994 to 2008. These can now be used by other countries and integrated into the new climate protection programme. The German-Pacific programme supports the region in the implementation of major strategies such as the Pacific Islands Framework for Action on Climate Change (PIFACC) or the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA). The programme also works intensively with other donors, especially the European Union (EU), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The programme office is in Suva, Fiji. The programme is assigned regionally to the GTZ office in Manila, Philippines. Copyright: German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) -

The need to fight animal diseases at global level led to the creation of the Office International des Epizooties through the international Agreement signed on January 25th 1924. In May 2003 the Office became the World Organisation for Animal Health but kept its historical acronym OIE. The OIE is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide. It is recognised as a reference organisation by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in 2010, had a total of 175 Member Countries and Territories. The OIE maintains permanent relations with 36 other international and regional organisations and has Regional and sub-regional Offices on every continent. Copyright: World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Commonwealth Veterinary Association -

The Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA) was founded in 1967. Membership is open to National Veterinary Associations of Commonwealth member countries. Currently the CVA has 54 full members with each member association being represented on a Regional Council by a Councillor elected by the member association. Other non-Commonwealth countries are in the process of seeking associate membership. There are six regions representing Asia, Australasia/Oceania, Canada/Caribbean, East, Central and Southern Africa, West Africa and UK/ Mediterranean. Each Regional Council elects for a four-year term, a Regional Representative who becomes a member of Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is responsible for running the affairs of the Association. As well as the six Regional Representatives there are also a Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Programme Director and an Editor JCVA, under the Chairmanship of the President.

The University of the South Pacific -

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the premier provider of tertiary education in the Pacific region and an international centre of excellence for teaching, research consulting and training on all aspects of Pacific culture, environment and human resource development needs.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) - 

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations -

FAO leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since our founding in 1945, we have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world's poor and hungry people.

International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) - 

The International Society for Horticultural Science - in short ISHS – has over 7,000 Individual Members from all over the world, a substantial number of Institutional Members and some 50 Member States/Countries. It is a major source of up-to-date information on global horticultural research. ISHS aims to promote research in all branches of horticulture. It encourages the development of international co-operation, bringing together scientific and technical professionals to stimulate, facilitate and co-ordinate research and scientific activities on a global scale.

Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETcom) -

The long-term objective of the FAO Organic Agriculture Programme is to enhance food security, rural development,sustainable livelihoods and environmental integrity by building capacities of member countries in organic production, processing, certification and marketing. This Website offers information on organic agriculture available at FAO. It also functions as a "road map" whereby users are directed to other relevant websites.

SPC Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SOPAC) -

SPC SOPAC is being established as an outcome of the regional institutional framework reform process called for by the Pacific Island Leaders Forum over recent years. Part of that process was to transfer and integrate the core work programme of the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) into the SPC. SOPAC has come a long way since its establishment in 1972 as a United Nations Development Programme Regional Project for the assessment of deep-sea minerals and hydrocarbon potential. Over the years, the work programme of SOPAC expanded to include the assessment of ocean and onshore mineral resource potential, coastal protection and management, and geohazard assessment. Over the past decade, its mandate broadened further to include water, wastewater, sanitation, energy and disaster risk management

The Institute of Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture (IRETA) - 

IRETA embodies the University of the South Pacific’s mandate to address the needs and challenges facing agriculture development in the Pacific. IRETA was established in 1980 as an Institute of the University of the South Pacific (USP). IRETA’s vision is to provide quality living for the rural communities through agricultural development. It’s mission statement is to contribute to the sustainable growth and development of the Pacific Island Countries by responding appropriately to their needs for research, extension and training in agriculture.

Landcare Research New Zealand Limited -

Landcare Research is New Zealand's foremost environmental research organisation specialising in sustainable management of land resources optimising primary production, enhancing biodiversity, increasing the resource efficiency of businesses, and conserving and restoring the natural assets of our communities.

National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) - 

The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is the apex body for guidance and coordination of all agricultural research activities in the national agricult ural research system in Uganda. NARO is a Public Institution established by an act of Parliament, which was enacted on 21st November 2005 . NARO is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal.NARO comprises of the council as its governing body, committees of the council as its specialised organs, a secretariat for its day-to-day operations with the semi autonomous public agricultural research institutes under its policy guidance.

Pacific Cooperation Foundation -

The Pacific Cooperation Foundation is an independent public/private sector trust whose mission is to increase cooperation and understanding amongst the peoples of both the Pacific Islands and New Zealand. The Foundation was formed in 2002 but formally launched by the Governor General in August 2003. The activities of the Foundation are based on principles of accountability, integrity and mutual respect.