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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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Technical and Economic Feasibility of Selected Fresh Produce Export Pathways in Papua New Guinea

Technical and Economic Feasibility of Selected Fresh Produce Export Pathways in Papua New Guinea

Date: 23/12/2016

Country: PNG

PHAMA undertook a feasibility study to identify fresh produce products that may have potential for export in Papua New ...

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Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Heat Treatment Facility in the Central Division of Fiji

Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Heat Treatment Facility in the Central Division of Fiji

Date: 23/12/2016

Country: Fiji

PHAMA undertook a feasibility study for the establishment of a new high temperature forced air (HTFA) facility close to Suva ...

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Infrastructure for Processing and Packaging Horticultural Products for Export in Tonga

Infrastructure for Processing and Packaging Horticultural Products for Export in Tonga

Date: 23/12/2016

Country: Tonga

In 2013, PHAMA commissioned a study to identify agricultural export processing infrastructure priorities in Tonga. One of the ...

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Cocoa and Coconut in the Solomon Islands: A Family Affair

Cocoa and Coconut in the Solomon Islands: A Family Affair

Date: 23/12/2016

Country: Solomon Islands

This study looks at gender inequalities and women’s economic empowerment in the cocoa and coconut industries in Solomon ...

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Improved Market Access for Cocoa in Vanuatu

Improved Market Access for Cocoa in Vanuatu

Date: 23/12/2016

Country: Vanuatu

Vanuatu is building a good reputation in the niche cocoa market. This market study confirms that there are significant price ...

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