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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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Social and Economic Impact of Fall Army Worm (FAW) in the Pacific Island Countries

20 Oct 2020

Fall Army Worm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) has been a pest of crops in Central and South America for centuries where it mainly affects maize. Beginning in 2016, FAW spread rapidly and has now been reported almost everywhere in the tropical latitudes. In late 2019 FAW was detected in the Torres ...

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Fact Sheets

Papua New Guinea

31 May 2017

PHAMA’s strategy in Papua New Guinea is to focus on improving market access for key existing export industries coffee, cocoa, coconut, spices, fisheries, forestry, fresh produce and handicrafts. PHAMA also works to promote value-adding opportunities relating to the industries and strives to creat...

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28 Jun 2016

The Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Program (PHAMA) is an Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)-funded initiative established in 2011. PHAMA is designed to provide practical and targeted assistance to help Pacific island countries manage regulatory aspects...

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Solomon Islands IWG

30 May 2016

PHAMA’s objective is to promote sustainable economic growth through new or improved market access for primary products. A key component of this is improving public-private partnerships in the export sector. PHAMA’s strategy in the Solomon Islands (SI) is to focus on improving market access in fo...

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