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TR134 Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Report

30 Nov 2018

The Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB), Oryctes rhinoceros, is the most serious insect pest of coconuts wherever it occurs. Symptoms of CRB attack were first reported in Solomon Islands in Honiara in January 2015. The PHAMA Program contracted a Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Management Coordinator to wor...

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North America and European Market Access for Pacific Cocoa

22 Sep 2018

This report analyses potential markets for Solomon Islands and Vanuatu cocoa in Northern America, continental Europe and the United Kingdom. The cocoa market is split between a bulk market and a boutique market and the Pacific cocoa industry cannot rely on the boutique market to fuel growth, but ...

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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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