Agriculture in Niue, a small island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, is primarily focused on subsistence farming, and the island relies heavily on imported food products to meet its dietary needs.

However, there are a few niche export possibilities that the country can explore to generate income and promote economic growth. Some potential export opportunities exist in Niue’s organic tropical fruits, noni juice, handicraft, seafood products and tourism.

In 2021, PHAMA Plus partnered with the Government of Niue through a Memorandum of Understanding for technical support in Niue under the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus). This was done following extensive consultations with the Government of Niue and local private sector.


Regional trade facilitation and diversification

PHAMA Plus assisted the Niue Government to respond to audit recommendations from New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) on Niue’s biosecurity systems that regulate agricultural trade. The Niue Government has prioritised trade of commodities such as fresh herbs, Tahitian limes, green plantain and value-added products and work is ongoing to address regulatory and market access challeng ...Read More

Capacity building for trade facilitation  

Training was held with biosecurity officers and business to improve awareness on border inspection and clearance procedures. PHAMA Plus is working with the Niue Chamber of Commerce to support three local women-led enterprises that are part of the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a cohort of Niue entrepreneurial women under the Chamber. The businesses were given grants aim to assist with ... Read More

Biosecurity awareness and response

Multiple workshops were held on preparedness for emergency response to pest and disease outbreaks that are currently affecting the region and may arrive in Niue e.g., African Swine Fever (ASF) and Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB). Read More

Quality standards and certification

Several workshops were held on food safety standards and accreditation for processors, food vendors, exporters in Niue. Few businesses have expressed interest to gain Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points certification (food safety) certification or readiness (packaging, labelling, testing). PHAMA Plus is working with Lupe Niue, a small family business Read More

Sea container hygiene system 

Preliminary needs analysis conducted on sea container cleanliness with the aim of strengthening processes for the movement of containers within the region. Tailored support provided to strengthen capacity such as procurement of commercial water blasters and container racks to wash sea containers.Read More

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