Pacific Export Context Analysis – 2022

21 Jun 2022

The Pacific Export Context Analysis (PECA) is prepared annually by the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Plus (PHAMA Plus) Program.  It presents an overview of the social, economic and business conditions and trends in the Pacific Islands, including indicators that influence agriculture and horticulture export performance, and other issues that are critical for Pacific...Read More



08 Nov 2021

The Tonga National Quality Standard has been developed to make sure that kava as a traditional and commercial commodity, is prepared and manufactured in accordance with a set of rules and guidelines to achieve food safety. The National Quality Standard provides a set of minimum requirements, specifications and guidelines that products and processes should adhere to in order to achieve product safety and meet client expectations. This standard is aligned with the Codex Regional Kava Quality Standard for kava as a food. This quality standard also provides the minimum requirements for the export of kava raw materials for further processing into other products.


PNG Women in Coffee Association (WICA) Strategic Plan

11 Jun 2021

he PNG Women in Coffee Association via its strategic plan advocates a path towards sustainable, marketled production and differentiation. The role of women is gaining space and visibility as more women coffee farmers, businesswomen and women-owned agribusinesses are determined to contribute to a vibrant and inclusive national coffee industry


Papua New Guinea Coffee Sample Guide

17 Mar 2021

Coffee buyers evaluate the quality and consistency of coffee by tasting (“cupping”) production lots, and by measuring certain physical characteristics like defect count and moisture. Samples are drawn many times throughout the life of a lot from production through roasting for many reasons: diagnostic, marketing, contract validation, and to assess quality change as coffee ages....Read More


Special Edition of the Pacific Export Context Analysis (PECA) – November 2020

07 Dec 2020

PHAMA Plus has prepared a revised, special edition of the Pacific Export Context Analysis (PECA) report, to reflect the major disruptions being experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The PECA is prepared annually to provide a strategic summary of country progress, on-going constraints and opportunities for export market opportunities, particularly in relation to the horticulture, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism sectors. The first version of the PECA was prepared in 2019 and the second in June 2020. The October 2020 special edition incorporates new information on the impact of the pandemic in the Pacific countries, and proposes responses aligned with DFAT’s ‘Partnerships for Recovery’ strategy and the PHAMA Plus end of project outcomes. The revised PECA notes that the direct human health impact of the pandemic in the Pacific has been amongst the lowest in the world, with a case rate of only 57 per million, compared to over 1,000 in Australia and around 5,000 globally. Only Fiji, PNG and Solomon Islands have reported cases, with some 94% of these being in PNG. This has been achieved through timely and robust response measures, including border closures; internal movement restrictions; cessation or restriction of aircraft and ship movements; and lockdowns and closures; some of which have subsequently been eased.


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