Pacific

Pacific

The Pacific Islands lie in a warm equatorial band between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Agriculture is used for consumption as well as for export. It provides a living for most of the population. In particular, production of copra and kava create substantial revenue.

The tropical climate enables growing of a wide range of fruits and vegetables and spices, including banana, garlic, cabbage, peanuts, pineapples, sugarcane, taro, kava (a plant whose roots are made into a traditional beverage), yams, watermelons, leaf spices, carrots, radishes, eggplants, vanilla (both green and cured), pepper, cucumber, and many others.

The people of the Pacific Islands practice mostly subsistence agriculture. Some of the few popular agricultural exports in the region are Tonga’s vanilla and squash, Samoa’s taro and noni (juice of the nonu fruit, as it is known in Samoan) and Fiji’s sugar products.

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The Pacific Sub-Regional Implementing Agency (SRIA)

  • Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network Limited (PIFON) – www.pacificfarmers.com
    P.O. Box 9048, Nadi Airport, Fiji
    Tel: (679) 672 4985
    Mobile: (679) 9306 645
    Fax: (679) 672 4569
    Email : info@pacificfarmers.com | pifon.mtcp2@gmail.com

 

MTCP2 will cover the following countries in this region

* Will be considered at a later stage

Blog Updates

February 19, 2016
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Policy Brief highlight role of Farmer Organisation in agriculture research and extension (PIFON)

The Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON) has recently published two key policy briefs highlighting the role of farmer organisations in agricultural research and extension.These policy […]
February 16, 2016

Non-Formal Education for Rural Youth: Experience from Fiji

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January 25, 2016
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More technical exchanges in PIFON’s third quarter newsletter

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November 23, 2015
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PIFON hosts Pacific Soil Learning Exchange

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October 30, 2015

(Video) Pacific Soil Learning Exchange

The Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON) in partnership with the European Union funded Pacific Agriculture Policy Project (PAPP) organized a regional ‘Pacific Soil Learning Exchange’. […]

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