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“Key Value Chains in the Pacific Region: Successes and
New Opportunities”
Mereia Volavola, CEO, Pacific Island Private Sec...
Opportunities for the Pacific Agrifood
Sector in Local markets: Trends and
Successes in promoting quality,
nutritious and ...
Key Value Chains in the Pacific Region:
Successes and New Opportunities
Presentation by the Pacific Islands Private Sector...
Best Practices in Agribusiness Development in the Pacific
Samoa
Women in Business in Samoa (WIB)
 Organics
 Farm to tabl...
Best Practices in Agribusiness Development in the Pacific
Tonga – Heilala Vanilla
 A vanilla plantation was established b...
Best Practices in Agribusiness Development in the Pacific
Cook Islands – Titikaveka Growers Association
 Created a commun...
Best Practices in Agribusiness Development in the Pacific
Papua New Guinea - Amruqa
 A small Papua New Guinean company ba...
Best Practices in Agribusiness Development in the Pacific
Fiji – Ben’s Trading Ltd
 Locally indigenous company
 The larg...
Participant Guarantee System (PGS)
in the Pacific – Fiji and the Solomon Islands
In 2013 a project under auspices of PARDI...
OPPORTUNITIES
 Fisheries
 Fruits and vegetables
 Spa and Beauty Products
 Root Crops (Tubers)
Best Practices in Agribusiness Development in the Pacific
Common Success Factors
 Family and community based
 Receives G...
OPPORTUNITIES - SPORTS
News Com Australia
“Pita Taufatofua has sparked a global obsession
with Tonga and coconut oil”
New ...
OPPORTUNITIES - SPORTS
Iain Payten @iainpayten
Skipper Osea Kolinisau's message to Fiji: "Go crazy, go nuts, you deserve t...
2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum: Mereia Volavola "Key Value Chains in the Pacific Region: Successes and New Opportunities"
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2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum: Mereia Volavola "Key Value Chains in the Pacific Region: Successes and New Opportunities"

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Promoting regional trade and agribusiness development in the Pacific :
2nd PACIFIC AGRIBUSINESS FORUM

"Linking the agrifood sector to the local markets for economic growth and improved food and nutrition security"
Organised by PIPSO, CTA, IFAD, SPC and SPTO
Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Apia, Samoa, 29th August -1st September 2016

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2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum: Mereia Volavola "Key Value Chains in the Pacific Region: Successes and New Opportunities"

  1. 1. “Key Value Chains in the Pacific Region: Successes and New Opportunities” Mereia Volavola, CEO, Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation
  2. 2. Opportunities for the Pacific Agrifood Sector in Local markets: Trends and Successes in promoting quality, nutritious and healthy Foods
  3. 3. Key Value Chains in the Pacific Region: Successes and New Opportunities Presentation by the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organization (PIPSO) on 30th August 2016
  4. 4. Best Practices in Agribusiness Development in the Pacific Samoa Women in Business in Samoa (WIB)  Organics  Farm to table  Organic basket  Coconut Virgin Oil  Dried Bananas  Coffee  Fetau Oil  Business Training  Disaster Management  Fair Trade transforming lives : creating opportunities
  5. 5. Best Practices in Agribusiness Development in the Pacific Tonga – Heilala Vanilla  A vanilla plantation was established by the Ross family, in partnership with a local family from the village of Utungake in Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga.  Heilala has partnered with growers throughout Tonga celebrating their 10th harvest of vanilla beans in 2015. This has had a significant impact on the Tongan economy providing employment and infrastructure across a number of communities. Products are sold into specialty food retail and fine dining establishments and gourmet food manufacturers in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Brazil, Denmark and the United States.
  6. 6. Best Practices in Agribusiness Development in the Pacific Cook Islands – Titikaveka Growers Association  Created a community compost centre  Organized Growers on planting of variety of crops  Offering instruction on organic and biological farming methods  Liaise with supermarkets on sale of organic produce  Promotion of organic farming
  7. 7. Best Practices in Agribusiness Development in the Pacific Papua New Guinea - Amruqa  A small Papua New Guinean company based in an area called Vunakanau in the Province of East New Britain that produces and supplies Organically Certified and conventionally grown spices and virgin coconut oil.  Work in conjunction with partner communities in remote areas of East New Britain, (have a primary focus on ethical agriculture and socioeconomic development. Operate as the processing and marketing channel for organically certified spices and virgin coconut oil  Provide quality planting materials to our partner growers and training on husbandry, organic growing techniques and record keeping, value-adding and post harvest handling.
  8. 8. Best Practices in Agribusiness Development in the Pacific Fiji – Ben’s Trading Ltd  Locally indigenous company  The largest root crop exporter from Fiji  Operates a number of collection centers  Buy direct from the farmers  Employs a lot of school dropouts and women
  9. 9. Participant Guarantee System (PGS) in the Pacific – Fiji and the Solomon Islands In 2013 a project under auspices of PARDI began with 4 farmers groups involving 58 farmers in Fiji. Similarly in the Solomon Islands 2 groups with 12 farmers. Joined with Post Harvest and Market Investigations. First shipment tomatoes 100Kg from Qerqere Sept 2013 Since then they have shipped approx 10 tons, made $45,000
  10. 10. OPPORTUNITIES  Fisheries  Fruits and vegetables  Spa and Beauty Products  Root Crops (Tubers)
  11. 11. Best Practices in Agribusiness Development in the Pacific Common Success Factors  Family and community based  Receives Government support  Undertakes regular consultations  Train farmers and provide capacity building  Research & Innovation  Accountability & Ownership (Planning & Organizing)  Nurseries  Technical and funding support from Technical agencies & development partners
  12. 12. OPPORTUNITIES - SPORTS News Com Australia “Pita Taufatofua has sparked a global obsession with Tonga and coconut oil” New Zealand Herald “Several Pacific beauty brands have reported a whopping increase in coconut oil sales since the Opening Ceremony, the New Zealand Herald reports.” “Pure Fiji NZ, reported larger orders than normal in the past week, : “Everyone seems to be going crazy over coconut oil at the moment.” “Island Rose Dream — which sells products made from coconuts from Tonga — said it had received dozens of orders for its coconut oils, moisturisers and scrubs in the past fortnight.
  13. 13. OPPORTUNITIES - SPORTS Iain Payten @iainpayten Skipper Osea Kolinisau's message to Fiji: "Go crazy, go nuts, you deserve this and this victory is for all of Fiji and the Pacific Islands." 12:36 PM - 12 Aug 2016ReplayRetweetFavorite

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