Publications

Tuna Market Intelligence – Issue 72, 12 June 2018

03 Jul 2018

Tuna Market Intelligence is an independent publication, sponsored by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) to unearth industry and market information from Pacific Island reporters and analysts. This edition acknowledges the PHAMA Program for funding a two-week workshop that has helped more than 100 staff members of SolTuna and the National Fisheries Developments Limited (NFD) of the Solomon Islands to use new sensory analysis skills to assess fresh, cooked and canned tuna. These additional skills help ensure their products are safe and of high quality, ready for export to markets that include Europe and the US.

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A Collection of Posters based on the Fiji Kava Value Chain Analysis Report

15 Jun 2018

A collection of 4 posters detailing some findings of the Fiji Kava Value Chain Analysis . The posters specifically outline some key findings of the analysis presented as infographs, the production of kava by provinces in Fiji, the value chain actors and recommendations that propose the way forward for Fiji's kava industry.

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Fiji Kava Value Chain Analysis Report

13 Jun 2018

Fiji is experiencing a second kava boom. Unlike the boom of the 1990s that was driven by European export demands, the present boom is fuelled largely by domestic and regional demand with a small but important element of exports beyond Pacific island countries. This analysis of the kava value chain is part of efforts to improve the consistency and reliability of Fiji’s kava production and grow exports of quality kava products. The analysis also includes a detailed study of gender and social inclusion aspects.

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PHAMA in Papua New Guinea – Progress Report

13 Jun 2018

The PHAMA Program was launched in Papua New Guinea in November 2015. With a focus on addressing constraints to PNG’s access to international markets, PHAMA established relationships with private and public sector partners and identified key industry priorities to increase horticultural and agricultural exports. The program supported the establishments of industry working groups which bring private and public sector stakeholders together to facilitate international market contacts, improve networking and collaboration, and improve market confidence. This report takes a look at PHAMA’s progress in PNG.

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Samoa ‘Ava Standard 2018

12 Jun 2018

‘Ava (also known as kava) plays an important role in Samoan culture and traditions. Conducted to mark important milestones, the ‘ava ceremony is one of Samoa’s most important chiefly customs and is a very formal tradition. This standard, presented in English, provides guidance on minimum requirements for ‘ava quality to all who make up the ‘ava value chain, including consumers. It stipulates guidelines for health and safety measures, including information on approved cultivars.

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