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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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African Swine Fever – Briefing Note Nov. 2019

20 Nov 2019

An estimated 200 million pigs have been killed globally to date as a result of the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak. With close to 100% mortality rates, the outbreak is now causing serious economic losses. To learn more about this severe viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs, click th...

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Review of existing access for horticultural products, seafood and sawn timber to Australia and New Zealand

29 Oct 2019

Australia and New Zealand are considered the Pacific’s largest export markets for fresh and processed horticultural products. While many commodities from Pacific Island countries have market access protocols in place, they have not been used frequently and the level of compliance and awareness su...

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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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About PHAMA

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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