|Improving the taro export pathway for Fiji and Samoa|
|Saturday, 10 March 2012 11:42|
The agenda involved an update on the implementation, progress and constraints of project objectives by partners. The team identified amendments to activities and to the research and development aspects of the project, the aim of which is to restore the viability of export pathways for taro. Collaboration and regular communication among partners was also highlighted as key to achieving the project goals.
The partners were reminded of the importance of linkages to other ongoing projects such as the Aus AID- funded, Pacific Horticulture and Agriculture Market Access programme and the ACIAR funded, Soil Health Project and Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI).
The two day meeting (February 28-29) was hosted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community at the Nabua Campus in Suva. Personnel from Fiji’s Ministry of Agriculture, Biosecurity Fiji and Samoa’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food attended, with collaborating consultants from Kalang Consultancy Service, Australia and personnel from the Plant Health and Biosecurity and Trade sections of SPC.
The project is funded by the Australian Centre for Increasing Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
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