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Coconut Sector Review

23 Sep 2019

The coconut sector is very important to economies and livelihoods of people in the Pacific. It encompasses a wide range of uses, products and markets. Copra and crude coconut oil are the main commodities produced by Pacific coconut industries. This review assesses the potential for PHAMA Plus...

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TR134 Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Report

30 Nov 2018

The Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB), Oryctes rhinoceros, is the most serious insect pest of coconuts wherever it occurs. Symptoms of CRB attack were first reported in Solomon Islands in Honiara in January 2015. The PHAMA Program contracted a Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Management Coordinator to wor...

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North America and European Market Access for Pacific Cocoa

22 Sep 2018

This report analyses potential markets for Solomon Islands and Vanuatu cocoa in Northern America, continental Europe and the United Kingdom. The cocoa market is split between a bulk market and a boutique market and the Pacific cocoa industry cannot rely on the boutique market to fuel growth, but ...

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Fact Sheets

Handicrafts

30 May 2016

Handicrafts are an important trade product for the tourism industries in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. PHAMA has produced a series of vendor guides, videos and posters to inform vendors, operators and tourists about quarantine standards that apply to handicrafts. PHAMA has...

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Seafood

30 May 2016

Export of tuna as whole fish, frozen loins and canned meat is an important export industry for Solomon Islands (SI), with export returns of SBD366 million (AUD 60 million) in 2015. The largest destination market is the EU, with other markets including Melanesian Pacific Island countries (PNG, Van...

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Sawn Timber

30 May 2016

PHAMA’s support for the timber industry focuses on a small sub-set of the industry - sawn timber - which is based on small scale harvesting by local communities. Despite its small scale, it is a significant component of the Solomon Islands economy with its exports being comparable in value to the...

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