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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

FAO Agriculture and Fair Trade in Pacific Island Countries. This desk study has been prepared by Winnie Fay Bell and comments were kindly provided by the Pacific Regional Organic Task Force in May 2009

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority,  PNG Department of National Planning & Monitoring,  PNG Department of Agriculture and Livestock,  Climate Change and Development Authority in PNG,  PNG Oil Palm Industry Corporation, Department of Agriculture and Livestock ,  PNG Department of Lands and Physical Planning ,  Food and Agriculture Organisation,  National Statistical Office of PNG,  Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Agriculture s the foundation of and heart of the rural PNG economy with over 85% of its 7.5 million people depending on the sector for their livelihoods. This sector is faced with so many challenges including climate change, lack of access to markets and so on. The access to suitable and timely information and knowledge is also seen to be one of the key drawbacks of agriculture advancement in PNG.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Forest area for pacific island countries

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This “Reference Manual” is the No. 3 of the FAO Pacific Farm Management and Marketing Series. Its content is based on material developed for FAO funded technical cooperation projects in Vanuatu, Palau, Fiji and Papua New Guinea as well as material prepared by the Agriculture Management, Marketing and Finance Service (AGSF) at FAO Headquarters, Rome. It is designed to help trainers and advisors guide small farmers in their efforts to grow and market their agriculture so as to earn more cash from their labor, their land and their capital