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Island Women to Reap Benefits...

Women’s groups making virgin coconut oil on Cicia Island in Lau have been awarded use of the Organic Pasifika mark with the potential of leveraging higher prices for their product....
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‘Forests to Markets’ a Ngalinut...

It was both a happy and tearful affair when organic ngalinut harvesters from the Solomon Islands met with retailers in health food shops in New Caledonia as part of the...
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Conventional Farmer Turns Organic for...

The increasing demand for organic products in New Caledonia motivated Louis Ate to transition to organic farming. The benefits Louis gained, however, surpassed his one motivating factor, which was economics....
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Growth In Organic Farming In...

Context Organic food is a high-value niche market with export potential, but there are challenges for Pacific farmers seeking to access this market. These include the cost and complexity of...
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Susana Thrives On Virgin Coconut...

Susana Yalikanacea of Cicia Island in Lau has been receiving orders for her virgin coconut oil from overseas buyers, apart from local orders. Ms Yalikanacea, a retired agricultural officer, is...
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Increasing Youth Employment through the...

When the freezer truck started calling in at Nativi, the farming experience changed for the farmers of this remote village in Ra province on the northern side of Viti Levu...
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Sow Them Young

When Jazinta Levi was a little girl, her father, Hiva Levi made her and a cousin sit on his truck full of organic banana trees, wearing attire made from organic...
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If Men Can Do It,...

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is a woman, not a man,” Julie Uka stated dramatically to the camera as we videoed mulched taro beds, a resilient farming practice in Cook Islands.
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Breaking the Long Walk

At Tom Daoni’s village, women have died giving birth at home. his village Molotobe in Malaita province of Solomon Islands is located about 20 kilometres from the nearest health facility...
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COVID silver linings: Strengthening Partnerships...

National border closures and travel restrictions has significantly and negatively impacted value chains (VC) heavily reliant on international trade resulting in stakeholders diverting value chains to local markets.  This was...
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Success from the Taro patch...

In Palau, “a mesei a delal a telid” means “the taro patch is the mother of our life.” Palau’s matriarchal and matrilineal culture holds traditional importance in the cultivating of...
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Nutritious Ngalinuts

In remote Baniata village on Rendova Island, deep in the heart of the Solomon Islands, an organic wind of change is blowing. Villagers set up their PGS for organic certification,...
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Focussed on Soil Health

One of Fiji’s leading ginger exporter Ranadi Plantations is leading research in organic technologies that focuses on soil regeneration rather than just plant nutrition. Bio Vitals involves taking common farm...
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