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Exploring the Potential for Developing Exports of Kava to China: A Snapshot View

18 May 2017

The Fiji Market Access Working Group identified the need to investigate the potential for exporting a range of products to China, and began by prioritising a study on the potential for exporting kava. The roots of kava plants are consumed in a traditional beverage and are also used in herbal medi...

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TR132 Improving market access for Vanuatu sandalwood

12 May 2017

Sandalwood is an important crop for Vanuatu given its high value and alignment to existing lifestyles. It is only one of few crops that generates income in the remotest areas of Vanuatu and supports livelihoods for these communities. This report aims to provide specific guidance to PHAMA, the Va...

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A comparative study of local and overseas fermentation methods using Trinitario cocoa variety in Samoa

23 Mar 2017

Improving fermentation practices can improve the quality of Samoan cocoa beans for export. This report presents results of a comparative study between local and overseas (Vietnam) methods of cocoa bean fermentation, conducted by the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS), using Trinitar...

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