Agriculture and Forestry Policies
SPC supports FSM in developing action plan for agriculture
The Pohnpei State Agriculture Strategic Action Plan (2011–2015) was launched last November by Lt Governor Churchill Edward, who gratefully acknowledged SPC for the technical assistance which allowed the development of this very important document. The Strategic Action Plan is an activity identified in the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)–FSM joint country strategy. Partnerships with donors, non-governmental organisations and development partners become crucial in the achievement of goals in the Strategic Action Plan. The Agriculture Strategic Action Plan is forward-looking and output-oriented, and very much people-centred, allowing greater buy-in from the communities of Pohnpei. The consultative approach used to develop the action plan ensured that it was closely linked to the FSM Strategic Development Plan 2020 and the Pohnpei Farmers Association Action Plan to provide sustainability and complementarity of activities.
This document was completed to meet the requirements of the 2008 Farm Bill and the redesign objectives of the USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry (S&PF) programs. This State-wide Assessment and Resource Strategy (SWARS) provided the Guam Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Soil Resources Division (Guam Forestry) an opportunity to identify the highest priorities for forest resource management and a vision for the future of their forestry program.
Author: Joseph S. Mafnas, Chief, Forestry and Soil Resources
Department of Agriculture
Forestry & Soil Resources Division
Prepared by: Watershed Professionals Network (WPN)
Philomath, Oregon USA
Date June 18th, 2010
Prepared by: Joini Tutua, R. C. Joshi, Belden Taki, Shane Tutua, Michael Ho’ota, John Harunari, Edward Kingmele [CBE], and other MAL Senior Officers, and Pacific Countries Partners. Comments from JICA headquarters (Dr. Hideyuki Kanamori) are also acknowledged.
Date: April 2010
Agriculture remains fundamental to the traditional and cash economies and involves all but a small percentage of the population. It is the second-largest contributor to GDP and provides virtually all of the goods exported from Vanuatu; it also provides subsistence for most of the population.
Prepared by: The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock - Honiara, Solomon Islands
Date: November 2009