The Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Program (PHAMA) is working with the public and private sectors to support Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) manage regulatory aspects and utilise opportunities to export a wider range of primary and value added commodities including fresh and processed plant and animal products. See below for more details about the main commodities that PHAMA supports.



Pacific Cocoa Export Industry OverviewBackgroundCocoa production in the Pacific has a long history and was once a thriving industry, with Pacific cocoa sought for its fine flavours and unique qualities. However, global competition, natural disasters, cocoa diseases and under-investment have led to progressive long-term decline of the industry.Today, cocoa remains an important cash crop in PNG, ...Read More


Pacific Kava Export Industry Overview Kava – a rich cultural heritage Kava is an important agricultural commodity for a number of Pacific Island Countries (PICs), forming an integral part of cultural, economic and social life. The traditional beverage made from kava has been consumed in many PICs for centuries. It is made from a water extract of the root and/ or rhizome of the Piper methystic ... Read More

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