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On-farm trials for proven cocoa fermentation and drying method

On-farm trials for proven cocoa fermentation and drying method

Date: 01/02/2018

Country: Samoa

Cocoa is a priority crop in Samoa. Although markets have reopened for the export of this commodity, supply is a major ...

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Infrastructure requirements for horticultural exports from Tonga

Infrastructure requirements for horticultural exports from Tonga

Date: 31/01/2018

Country: Tonga

Tonga has long-standing trade linkages with Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, North America and other Pacific Island ...

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Improved Quality of Export Cocoa: Samoa

Improved Quality of Export Cocoa: Samoa

Date: 18/05/2017

Country: Samoa

This report documents the findings of two workshops conducted with cocoa growers in two locations in Samoa. The discussion ...

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Exploring the Potential for Developing Exports of Kava to China: A Snapshot View

Exploring the Potential for Developing Exports of Kava to China: A Snapshot View

Date: 18/05/2017

Country: Fiji

The Fiji Market Access Working Group identified the need to investigate the potential for exporting a range of products to ...

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TR132 Improving market access for Vanuatu sandalwood

TR132 Improving market access for Vanuatu sandalwood

Date: 12/05/2017

Country: Vanuatu

Sandalwood is an important crop for Vanuatu given its high value and alignment to existing lifestyles. It is only one of few ...

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A comparative study of local and overseas fermentation methods using Trinitario cocoa variety in Samoa

A comparative study of local and overseas fermentation methods using Trinitario cocoa variety in Samoa

Date: 23/03/2017

Country: Samoa

Improving fermentation practices can improve the quality of Samoan cocoa beans for export. This report presents results of a ...

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New access for Taro to Australia – Samoa visit (September 2015)

New access for Taro to Australia – Samoa visit (September 2015)

Date: 22/03/2017

Country: Samoa

Samoa is currently unable to export fresh taro to Australia due to the presence of Taro Leaf Blight (TLB). This report ...

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Review of options for third party timber legality assurance for the sawn timber industry in the Solomon Islands

Review of options for third party timber legality assurance for the sawn timber industry in the Solomon Islands

Date: 19/03/2017

Country: Solomon Islands

This report assesses options for Solomon Islands sawn timber processors and exporters to strengthen exports by establishing a ...

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Product development of chilled and alcohol preserved sea urchin gonads for human consumption

Product development of chilled and alcohol preserved sea urchin gonads for human consumption

Date: 17/03/2017

Country: Fiji

This study investigates the product development requirements for Fiji’s edible sea urchin (cawaki) gonads to be commercially ...

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Market survey for selected seafood products to Australia and New Zealand

Market survey for selected seafood products to Australia and New Zealand

Date: 16/03/2017

Country: PNG

This market survey report presents opportunities for exporting selected seafood products to Australia and New Zealand. It ...

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Developing a legality framework for community and small-holder timber production

Developing a legality framework for community and small-holder timber production

Date: 16/03/2017

Country: PNG

Log exports currently dominate the forestry sector. However the small-scale timber-processing sector in PNG is important, ...

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Coconut markets for PNG

Coconut markets for PNG

Date: 15/03/2017

Country: PNG

This report presents information on the production levels and producers of coconut products in PNG, and examines the economic ...

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Fiji Kava Quality Manual Posters

Fiji Kava Quality Manual Posters

Date: 09/03/2017

Country: Fiji

A collection of 3 posters containing information about the work done to develop a kava manual for Fiji. The posters outline ...

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The Fiji Kava Standard

The Fiji Kava Standard

Date: 09/03/2017

Country: Fiji

The Fiji Kava Standard establishes a level of quality that is applicable to all kava products used as food or food ingredient ...

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Fiji Kava Quality Manual

Fiji Kava Quality Manual

Date: 09/03/2017

Country: Fiji

Kava is an important agricultural commodity for a number of Pacific Island Countries, forming an integral part of cultural, ...

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Papua New Guinean specialty cocoa

Papua New Guinean specialty cocoa

Date: 28/02/2017

Country: PNG

This study identifies barriers to market-entry for Papua New Guinean (PNG) specialty cocoa. Despite market interest, buyers ...

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