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In this project, PARDI is investigating ways to assist Pacific Island canarium nut smallholders to commercialise this valuable commodity and enable locals to evolve a buoyant industry that provides livelihood benefits. Research is looking at mechanisms to achieve consistent product and other techniques to improve overall product quality.
PRA 2011.06 Development of a market mechanism for Teak and other high-value timber in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands.
High-value timber could offer significant livelihood benefits to people of the Pacific Islands. Through this research, PARDI is investigating how to enhance teak production by linking individual teak growers in their harvesting and marketing activities, including working towards Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) group certification.
Tamarind is widely grown and consumed in villages in Vanuatu. Demand for value-added tamarind products in Port Vila often exceeds supply. In this project, PARDI aims to develop the tamarind industry in Vanuatu by increasing the knowledge and capacity of farmers, processors, government and private sector stakeholders to enable them to take advantage of tamarind opportunities.