Search capacity4dev.eu

Group info
Filter results
Refine your search:
24 in total, 11 - 20 shown
Eloise Pelaud uploaded a new Document 10 September 2019

The Local Climate Adaptive Living (LoCAL) facility’s latest report summarizes the activities and results from the first period of the programmes global expansion (2014-2018) in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Samson Vilvil Fare uploaded a new Document 14 September 2016

This is a series of Newsletter published Quarterly from the Intra-ACP APP, the Pacific Component called Pacific Agricultural Policy Project (PAPP) based with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

Public group
Owned by: 
Samson Vilvil Fare
Created: 
21 May 2014

Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme: An Alliance for sustainable green growth in small islands economies

96 members 168 posts 5 recommendations
Samson Vilvil Fare uploaded a new Document 14 September 2016

This is a series of Newsletter published Quarterly from the Intra-ACP APP, the Pacific Component called Pacific Agricultural Policy Project (PAPP) based with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

Samson Vilvil Fare uploaded a new Document 14 September 2016

This is a series of Newsletter published Quarterly from the Intra-ACP APP, the Pacific Component called Pacific Agricultural Policy Project (PAPP) based with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

Anonymous posted Information 30 June 2015

This blog article is posted on behalf of the Pacific community Agritourism Week Social reporting team

------------------------------------------------

18
Jul
From
18 July 2016 to 22 July 2016
in (Tonga)
Organised bySPC- Agricultural Policy Project (PAPP)

Pacific Agriculture Policy Project

Context

In contrast to the lack of visibility accorded to Tonga’s Agriculture
sector in mainstream media, the Tongan economy attributes approximately 23%
of its annual GDP1 to the sector with over 60% of its population involved to
some extent in farming or agriculture based activities.

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in its promotion
of country-level policy engagement, identifies several factors as
contributing to stagnant growth of Tonga’s Agriculture sector (between 2005
and 2012) which included outmigration of rural populations and an ageing
farmer population.

The Tonga Agriculture Sector Plan (TASP), presents the vision and priorities
of the sector to contribute to Tonga’s economic growth and sustained food
security in light of changing world economic factors, and climate change. The
TASP informs policy dialogue amongst a range of stakeholders from both the
public and private sectors. The TASP will also be the focus of donor
discussions during a roundtable coordinated by Tonga’s Ministry of Finance
in July, 2016.

Media as a significant stakeholder group in policy engagement amongst key
public and private stakeholders, is undervalued. In consultation with the
Pacific Islands News Association, it was determined that there has been no
previous capacity building of media in either Tonga or the Pacific region, to
either access information available on agriculture policy or to effectively
report on the sector.

In Communications for Development, Media has the potential to promote (as
well as attract)development aid and the impacts of development assistance, to
empower citizens at the community level such as farmers to effectively
contribute to policy dialogue, to coordinate and support information
dissemination by communications professionals and development partners, and
to support implementation of development assistance by making information on
this more accessible through to the grassroots level.

The establishment of the first online repository for agriculture policy in
the Pacific, the Agriculture Policy Banks (APBs) for each of the 15 Pacific
ACP countries by the Pacific Agriculture Policy Project (PAPP) is a key
mechanism warranting more effective exchange of information and national
outreach on agricultural policy.