Publications

Pacific Export Context Analysis – 2020

28 Jul 2020

The Pacific Export Context Analysis (PECA) is prepared annually by the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Plus (PHAMA Plus) program to provide a strategic summary of country progress, on-going constraints and opportunities in export, particularly in relation to the horticulture, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism sectors. This 2020 version of the PECA (the first was in 2019) has been prepared in a time of unprecedented disruption to domestic and international trade in the Pacific Region due to the COVID-19 crisis. This crisis coincides with several other shocks including a severe tropical cyclone affecting four countries and outbreaks of two serious pests and diseases – African Swine Fever (ASF) and Fall Army Worm (FAW).

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Tonga Kava Quality Standard (English version)

30 Jun 2020

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.

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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 transported to exporters quickly without damage. The exporters are then responsible for cleaning, processing and shipping the dalo so that it arrives in the export market with a good shelf life and at a competitive price. Dalo must be of high quality if it is being sent to export markets.

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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. The dalo then needs to be transported to exporters quickly without damage. The exporters are then responsible for cleaning, processing and shipping the dalo so that it arrives in the export market with a good shelf life and at a competitive price. Dalo must be of high quality if it is being sent to export markets.

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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 Fiji's economy as the second largest agricultural export commodity. The Fiji Dalo Quality Manual provides a one stop shop of technical information for farmers. It highlights best practices of growing taro with quality that is maintained along the value chain, for both domestic and export markets. It will also help stakeholders to better equip themselves with information and advice to advance in the dalo industry. The manual clearly suggests nothing can be achieved in isolation. It will take concerted effort and teamwork by all stakeholders for its successful implementation.

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