The Pacific Islands lie in a warm equatorial band between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Agriculture is used for consumption as well as for export. It provides a living for most of the population. In particular, production of copra and kava create substantial revenue.
The tropical climate enables growing of a wide range of fruits and vegetables and spices, including banana, garlic, cabbage, peanuts, pineapples, sugarcane, taro, kava (a plant whose roots are made into a traditional beverage), yams, watermelons, leaf spices, carrots, radishes, eggplants, vanilla (both green and cured), pepper, cucumber, and many others.
The people of the Pacific Islands practice mostly subsistence agriculture. Some of the few popular agricultural exports in the region are Tonga’s vanilla and squash, Samoa’s taro and noni (juice of the nonu fruit, as it is known in Samoan) and Fiji’s sugar products.
The Pacific Sub-Regional Implementing Agency (SRIA)
Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network Limited (PIFON) – www.pacificfarmers.com
P.O. Box 9048, Nadi Airport, Fiji
Tel: (679) 672 4985
Mobile: (679) 9306 645
Fax: (679) 672 4569
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
MTCP2 will cover the following countries in this region
- Solomon Islands
- Papua New Guinea*
- Marshall Islands*
* Will be considered at a later stage