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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

PHAMA Plus in the Solomon Islands

28 Oct 2021

PHAMA Plus has been working in Solomon Islands since 2011 to improve market access for the country’s key export industries such as cocoa, timber, seafood, coconut and handicraft, and to promote industry coordination through the establishment of industry working groups. The Program is now supporti...

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PHAMA Plus in Papua New Guinea

28 Oct 2021

PHAMA Plus works with businesses and the public sector to maintain and improve trade of agricultural products by assisting them to meet export market requirements.  PHAMA Plus also assists with market research and market development activities in terms of new export products. To maximise impact...

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PHAMA Plus in Fiji

28 Oct 2021

The PHAMA Program was established in Fiji in 2011 to support government and industry to utilise export opportunities for fresh agricultural products; identify and develop new export opportunities for fresh and processed products; and strengthen contingency planning and surveillance for pests and ...

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