Pacific Agricultural & Forestry Policy Network

Effective policies rely on good information. Policy makers from the region identified weak communication, poor engagement of stakeholders, and lack of timely information as constraints to the development of effective Pacific agricultural and forestry policies and the enforcement and implementation of existing ones. A robust regional information exchange was identified as a valuable tool to strengthen communication in the area of agricultural and forestry policy.

About PAFPNet
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The Pacific Agriculture and Forestry Policy Network (PAFPNet) is a regional network that helps to connect the people of the Pacific by facilitating sharing of experiences on issues related to agricultural and forestry policy at home and further afield.

PAFPNet strengthens communication and engagement among stakeholders and encourages open and constructive discussions enabling information to be shared at local, national, regional and international levels and coordination of activities to be improved.

HOW IS PAFPNet STRUCTURED?

PAFPNet is a network for the Pacific that links individuals, groups, institutions and organisations at different levels. Each Pacific member country and territory has a National Focal Point to facilitate and coordinate national networking.

PAFPNet is supported by the European Union funded Pacific Agriculture Policy Project where the Secretariat of the Pacific Community acts as the secretariat.

HOW TO JOIN? Send an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !

JOIN PAFPNet and engage in constructive exchange with a variety of stakeholders. You will have the opportunity to widen your network scope by connecting with people who share common interests and goals! As a member of the network, you will also have access to various types of information and you will be kept up to date on issues related to agriculture and forestry policy.

Information includes:
  • Regular policy briefs;
  • Communications on research and development, regional and international events, workshops, meetings and conferences in the region;
  • Updates on national and regional activities and developments in the agriculture and forestry policy sector;
  • National and regional policy documents and sector policies and plans;
  • Links to technical data and information;
  • Information about network members and experts; and
  • Information about and contact details for related networks, organisations and groups at all levels.
PAFPNet can also facilitate capacity-building initiatives on agriculture and forestry policy processes.
 

PAFPNet provides an opportunity for stakeholders to connect, share and engage in forums and activities intended for the development of effective agriculture and forestry policies.  It also offers a platform for Pacific stakeholders to correlate with those from other regions and institutions and learn from their experiences in agricultural and forestry policy development and implementation.  PAFPNet is forging closer alliances and cooperation with other regional and international networks, particularly with the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP).

To sign up to PAFPNet and receive regular information related to Agriculture and Forestry policy development please email lrdhelpdesk@spc.int with the subject line ‘Subscribe to PAFPNet’.