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Root Crops Market Study

01 Dec 2021

This study has been completed with support from Pacific Trade and Invest (PTI) and provides an up-to-date review on export market opportunities for tropical root crops.  It pulls-together key findings of earlier studies, pays specific attention to the GEDSI dimension and presents comprehensive an...

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Market Evaluation of the Taro High Pressure Washer and Hot Water Treatment System

04 Oct 2021

Taro corms are exported to New Zealand, and are a popular product with the Pacific consumer sector. Taro exports are a significant portion of Samoa’s export revenue, accounting for 14% of all exports, and being the largest horticultural export. However, taro are a challenging product from a biose...

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Coffee Commodity Market Update – August 3, 2021

16 Aug 2021

Coffee prices worldwide are experiencing significant volatility driven by unfavorable growing conditions in Brazil. This briefing is provided for CIC and other PNG coffee stakeholders to provide information on the international market situation and implications for PNG coffee exports. Management ...

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Fact Sheets

Commercial Kava Imports into Australia (as at 30 June, 2020)

12 Jul 2022

Kava makes a significant contribution to rural livelihoods in a number of Pacific Island producing countries. It is an important cash crop and a significant source of income and employment for rural households and those involved in its harvesting, processing and sale. It has important cultural an...

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PHAMA Plus in Vanuatu

28 Oct 2021

PHAMA Plus has been working in Vanuatu since 2011 to improve market access for the country’s key export industries such as kava and cocoa, and to promote industry coordination through the establishment of industry working groups or IWGs. The Program is supporting farming households in Vanuatu thr...

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PHAMA Plus in Samoa

28 Oct 2021

PHAMA Plus has been working in Samoa since 2011 to strengthen the capacity of the public and private sectors to meet export market requirements. Examples of achievements in Samoa are helping to rebuild its taro exports after recovering from taro leaf blight (TLB) which decimated production and ex...

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