Cocoa is an important export earner in Solomon Islands. The Australian and New Zealand governments, through the PHAMA Program, have been supporting farmers to further develop the premium solar-dried cocoa export market. PHAMA has developed a series of videos that provides information and advice to cocoa growers and processors in the Solomon Islands on how to produce good quality cocoa for the premium or niche cocoa market.
The sale of handicrafts is an important source of income for many families in Vanuatu. However, a limiting factor to the growth of this industry is the cautious buying behaviour by tourists who are uncertain of the quarantine status and overseas biosecurity requirements of certain handicrafts. This video offers information to tourists on what can and cannot be brought into Australia and New Zealand, as the key markets for Pacific tourism. A handicrafts vendor guide has also been to handicrafts artisans and vendors to improve their awareness of biosecurity requirements.
Solomon Islands has a reputation for high quality handicrafts. The production and sales of handicrafts is an important income source for local people. As cruise ship and other visitor numbers to Solomon Islands increase, there is significant potential to increase handicraft sales. This video has been developed to inform tourists travelling to the Solomon Islands about which handicrafts they can or cannot take home as souvenirs.
This video has been developed by the Australia and New Zealand-funded Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Program, in consultation with biosecurity authorities in Australia and New Zealand and in collaboration with PNG’s National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority, Tourism Promotion Authority and artisans and vendors from the private sector. The video is designed to inform tourists travelling to PNG about which handicrafts they can or cannot take home as souvenirs.