Democratically elected at the recent General Assembly held virtually in 2021, the current POETCom Board will be responsible for providing guidance to POETCom until the next General Assembly.
Sashi Kiran (Chair)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises & Development (FRIEND). Have been supporting the building of organic movement in Fiji for the past 5 years. Fiji and the Pacific are threatened by a major NCD crisis as well as Climate Crisis. Embracing sustainable regenerative farming practices has the potential to help mitigate and improve human and environmental health needed for sustainable communities in our region.
Franck Soury-Lavergne (co-Chair)
Founder and manager of a market garden and fruit farm since 2012, with organic produces guaranteed under the Organic Pasifika mark. President of BioCaledonia since 2019.
Litia Taukave (co-Chair)
Established the Loving Islands organic PGS group in Fiji. Worked with various development agencies to provide organic farmer training to a few thousand rural farmers and producers over the years, predominantly women.
Sala Georgina Sueina Mary Bonin
Over 20 years experience in the development sector at UNDP, current Board member at the Women in Business Development Inc. (WIBDI) and Market Access Working Group (MAWG) in Samoa.
Founding member of (NKA) Natura Kuki Airani – the Cook Islands Organic Movement. Chair of the local PGS group in Cook Islands. Sixth generation organic farmer on his land and farm. Since 2015, my garden has been an organic workshop for our members, interested parties and on occasion, our Cook Islands ministry of agriculture. I have been at the head of the expansion of NKA in membership, established relationships with environmental groups (Ipukarea), the permaculture community, and like-minded groups around the Pacific.
Australia Certified Organic
Chambre D'Agriculture Nouvelle Caledonie
Shane Tutua -
Zai Na Tina organic farm
Southern Cross Certified