Publications - Pacific Farmer Organisations


The Pacific Island Farmers online library of publications from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Timor Leste.

Pacific Report [1] | August 2020

Best identified as a massive archipelago comprising countries with many islands, the Pacific region is unique. Masses of water separate the countries, and within themselves,

Breadfruit + Health

Dr.Tusi Avegalio, traditional leader and business professor leader of two national award winning centers at the University of Hawaii, recently in May (2019) presented the

Introduction to Vetiver

Produced by Farm Support Association (Vanuatu), this training manual is a great introductory to Vetiver Grass in support of fieldworkers and/or farmers who are faced with

Coconut Value Chain Market Study

The Coconut Industry Development Project’s (CIDP) Coconut Value Chain Market Study that reports on non-traditional coconut products such as virgin coconut oil (VCO), coconut water,

Waste less and sell more

This book seeks to help Pacific market vendors increase their profit and reduce losses through simple and low-cost value-adding ideas that provide an alternative use


GODAN Success Stories Issue 1

Global Open Data for Agricultre and Nutrition (GODAN) Open data is the next revolution. Humanity will be able to build on the gains made from

How to grow breadfruit

A Trinidad and Tobago publication on how to grow breadfruit File Size: 3000 kb VIEW & DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION

Cover Crops and Green Manure Crops

Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener Program Garden Notes #244 States the definition of cover crop and green manure crop, the benefits, the recipes, the

Biochar and Sustainable Agriculture

A publication of ATTRA – National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. Biochar has the potential to produce farm-based renewable energy in a climate-friendly manner and provide

Soil Fertility Management

The Development of the Pacific Organic Development Strategy was the task of the regional organic task force (ROTF). File Size: 7747 kb VIEW & DOWNLOAD


Where the purpose is to enhance the livelihoods of rural people, aid funds spent on public facilities often produce small, slow, diffuse and disappointing results.

Erosion Problems on Ambae compressed

Retain traditional shifting fallow gardening practices. Plant vetiver hedges to stop soil loss. Incorporate nitrogen fixing trees into the hedges FSA will adapt the concept

Farm Technology

People from Melanesia heavily rely on their land for their livelihoods. They depend on their environment for food and income from cash crops, for clean

Intl Cooperators Guide Tomato web

The procedures described here allow comparison of the data collected in different test environments (locations, years, and seasons) by researchers participating in AVRDC multi environment

Solomon Islands Cocoa Book

This book was written and published by staff of the Solomon Islands Cocoa Livelihoods Improvement Project (CLIP) in 2010. CLIP is an Australian Government Aid

Pearls Import Substitution


Samoan Noni

Approximately 75% of the Samoan population lives in rural communities with over 130,000 people relying in some measure on the productivity of the agriculture sector.

Fiji Food Retail Transformation

Increased prices can be explained by tariff increases and the 20% depreciation of the $FJD in 2009.Hotels still require these key ingredients and over the

Links Feedback Synthesis

General improvements – user friendliness, look, categorizing information, searching for information, expanding on what is there, keeping it current and facilitating social media. File Size:

Coffee TPC in PNG (byTim Martyn)

On the margins: Third Party Certification among Papua New Guinea smallholder coffee producers. File Size: 379 kb VIEW & DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION

PNG Vanilla Case Study (2004)

The subject of value chains is so broad that you’re guaranteed to get criticism regardless of how good your thinking.   File Size: 1031 kb

Access To Finance

Finance of Agriculture is not working for numerous reasons. Over optimistic assumptions for efficiency are damaging. Our farmers know best. File Size: 100 kb DOWNLOAD

Aruligo Pineapple Mapping Report 1

Aruligo suppliers are an informal group of farmers and traders from mainly three settlements; Duidui, Horabao, Vatukulau on the north west of Honiara. A majority


This AHP five-year strategic plan for mainstreaming climate change into the work of the Animal Health and Production team of the Land Resources Division was

Guide to smallholder marketing

Marketing involves finding out what your customers want and supplying it to them at a profit. File Size: 1330 kb VIEW & DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION

Linking smallholders to markets 1

A number of non-technical terms are used frequently throughout the FAO Pacific Farm Management and Marketing Series. In order to avoid constant repetition, we have

Fiji Taro

There has been considerable focus in recent years on the taro export supply chain in Fiji, and the Pacific as a whole, with the objective

Linking smallholders to markets 2

There are many types of farming families in the Pacific. Their activities vary greatly not just by region—Melanesia, Micronesia or Polynesia—but even within the same