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Presentation For the Science for Impact- Building The Critical Mass. Workshop Facilitated by CTA and Jointly Organized by UNRE, NARI and USP School of Agriculture and Food Technology, Samoa
Theme 4. Communication, Consultation and Cooperation.
Tessa Temata from NZAID spoke on behalf of both New Zealand and Australia as development partners. She talked of the business orientation of New Zealand farmers and the reliance on research to which the universities are well attuned. In the Pacific there are clear needs for increased investment in tertiary education to meet the challenges. Public-Private Partnerships can help to ensure that real needs` are being addressed by the universities. She itemized what the development partners need from us to make their programmes effective, what the current programmes are and what is on the horizon.