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Handicrafts video, vendor guide to boost sales of Vanuatu handicrafts

Published Thursday, November 02 2017

To promote the sale of handicrafts in Vanuatu, a handicrafts biosecurity awareness video and handicrafts vendor guide were launched during the Pacific Week of Agriculture in Port Vila last month. Hon. Matai Seremaiah Nawalu, Vanuatu’s Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry and Biosecurity jointly launched the video and vendor guide with Jenny Da Rin, Australian...

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Quarantine training popular with Solomon Islands’ handicraft producers

Published Wednesday, November 01 2017

Awareness training sessions for stakeholders of the handicrafts and tourism industries in the Solomon Islands have been well received and lauded as an “eye-opening” experience. Organised by the Australian and New Zealand-funded Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Program, the training was well attended by about 150 stakeholders including handicrafts vendors, tourism operators, women’s...

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Celebrating 6 years of impact

Published Tuesday, October 17 2017

  When the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Program was established in 2011, it was designed to help Pacific island countries improve market access for primary and value-added products. Six years on, the Australian and New Zealand Government-funded program has progressed in leaps and bounds, successfully impacting thousands of livelihoods, protecting jobs and...

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PNG handicrafts artisans, vendors confident of better days ahead

Published Friday, October 06 2017

Handicrafts artisans and vendors in Papua New Guinea are confident there will be positive results with the launch of the PNG handicrafts biosecurity awareness video and vendor guide. The awareness materials were jointly launched in PNG on 22 September 2017 by Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Emil Tammur, MP and...

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Handicrafts video, vendor guide to boost sales of PNG handicrafts

Published Friday, September 22 2017

As part of efforts to promote the handicraft sector in Papua New Guinea, a handicrafts biosecurity awareness video and a vendor guide will be launched today (22 September) by Australia’s Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Hon. Keith Pitt, MP and PNG’s Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Emil Tammur, MP. The awareness...

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PHAMA invited to showcase at PNG State Room

Published Friday, August 18 2017

The Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Program was one of five organisations that showcased in the PNG Parliament’s State room. PHAMA was also among business organisations that delivered presentations at the parliamentary induction on August 16, 2017. PHAMA was represented by Jane Ravusiro, the program’s Senior National Coordinator in PNG. The program was...

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Fiji’s kava industry meets to discuss value chain analysis

Published Thursday, August 17 2017

As part of efforts to improve the consistency and reliability of Fiji’s kava production and grow exports of quality kava products, a comprehensive analysis of the kava value chain is being done. In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture’s Kava Taskforce and the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Program, the analysis is being...

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PHAMA features as guest speaker at business forum

Published Tuesday, August 15 2017

The Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Program was among guest speakers invited to address the 9th Australia-Solomon Islands Business Forum held in Honiara, Solomon Islands from July 24 – 26, 2017. Attended by Australian and Solomon Islands business houses and industry stakeholders, the forum covered a variety of topics focused on the Solomon...

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Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands achieves food safety certification

Published Friday, August 11 2017

Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (KPSI), a local producer of virgin coconut oils and soap products, has recently achieved food safety certification to the internationally recognized HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) certification standard. It is only the second time that a company in Solomon Islands has achieved such certification and will allow KPSI to...

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Premium cocoa exports for Solomon Islands reach new levels

Published Tuesday, August 08 2017

Cocoa is an important export earner in Solomon Islands. The Australian and New Zealand governments, through the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Program, have been supporting farmers to further develop the premium solar-dried cocoa export market. In a major milestone achievement, the nation has just recorded its highest export yet of solar-dried cocoa...

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