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Grading of Quality Dalo (Poster)

21 Sep 2018

This poster lists important factors or the criteria used in the grading of quality dalo. Producing quality dalo for export requires effort throughout the value chain. Farmers need to produce dalo which is of good size and even shape, without damage from pests. The dalo then needs to be transporte...

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Fiji Dalo Value Chain (Poster)

21 Sep 2018

This poster contains information about Fiji's dalo value chain and the opportunities to improve dalo quality and consistency. Producing quality dalo for export requires effort throughout the value chain. Farmers need to produce dalo which is of good size and even shape, without damage from pests....

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Fiji Dalo Quality Manual

21 Sep 2018

Dalo or taro (Colocasia esculenta) is an important staple food for Fijians and most Pacific Islanders. It plays an important role in the agriculture sector’s contribution to Fiji’s economy as the largest agriculture export commodity after sugar. The Fiji Dalo Quality Manual provides a one stop sh...

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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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