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PHAMA Plus launches new phase

Friday, 12 April 2019, 4:06 pm | PHAMA

A new phase of the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access or PHAMA Program was launched in Suva, Fiji today. Known as PHAMA Plus, the new phase of the Australian and New Zealand supported aid-for-trade program builds on the foundation ... More >>

Taking Pacific kava quality to new heights

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 2:43 pm | PHAMA

Taking Pacific kava quality to new heights A kava bar in the United States, a nakamal in Vanuatu and that “baby mix” any day of the week in Fiji all share one thing in common: kava. Not just any kava, what’s in demand is quality kava. More >>

Samoa Kava Standard, to improve kava quality and export

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:06 am | PHAMA

The launch of the Samoa kava Standard and kava Regulation marks a new beginning in the country’s efforts to improve the quality of kava. Launched on Friday, 25 May 2018, the standard and regulation have been welcomed by stakeholders of the kava ... More >>

New skills in sensory analysis for fishing industry

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 4:48 pm | PHAMA

Staff of SolTuna Limited and National Fisheries Developments (NFD) Limited can now use sensory techniques to assess the quality of fish products. This follows their completion of a Seafood Sensory Analysis training that has enabled them to make assessments ... More >>

Bridging the gap in the world of cocoa

Friday, 20 April 2018, 1:24 pm | PHAMA

On the shelves of a quaint, little bakery in the town of Orford in Suffolk, England, bars of single-origin chocolate dressed in neat brown packages are lined up in rows. This is the home of Pump Street Bakery Chocolate, an award-winning brand of bean-to-bar ... More >>

Sea container hygiene to ease biosecurity interventions

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 5:01 pm | PHAMA

Of every 100 containers sent from Fiji to Australia, at least seven are found to have high levels of soil contamination. As a result, all containers from Fiji are required to undergo stringent inspection upon arrival at Australian ports to prevent ... More >>

Agriculture Exporters Meet to Address Issues

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 10:13 am | PHAMA

Key stakeholders in the agro-export market today gathered to discuss possible solutions to address pertinent issues faced by exporters in the export pathways. More >>

More awareness needed on Samoa’s ava regulations

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 1:51 pm | PHAMA

There is a need for more awareness among ava (popularly known as kava) growers and the general public on the Samoa Ava Regulations and Ava Standard. More >>

Regional stakeholders meet to discuss future of PHAMA

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 10:38 am | PHAMA

Key representatives from government and the private sectors of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu are in Nadi this week for the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Program* Coordinating Committee meeting. More >>

PHAMA celebrates six years of impact

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 4:11 pm | PHAMA

When the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Program* was established in 2011, it was designed to help Pacific island countries improve market access for primary and value-added products. More >>

Solomon Islands timber industry reaches agreement with NZ

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 10:20 am | PHAMA

Last week the Solomon Islands sawn timber industry hosted a delegation of the New Zealand timber industry. Solomon Islands currently exports around SBD 23 million (NZ$4 million) of sawn timber to New Zealand each year with the value of the trade ... More >>