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Many government agencies, international organisations and policy researchers are increasingly of the view that handouts and subsidies are not only ineffective, but in fact are detrimental. Why?
The reasons are numerous. Most Pacific countries still rely on traditional delivery of extension services (agriculture and...
This policy brief discusses the issue of land use planning (land use policy, land care and land use planning) in the Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) and the need for countries to formulate realistic land use policies as a means to preventing further degradation...
Projected redistribution of tuna further east has implications for the economic benefits derived from industrial fisheries, and for the supply of tuna for food security. Several practical adaptations can reduce the risks to PICTS in the west and optimise the benefits for those in the...
The atoll countries of the Pacific Ocean, such as Kiribati, Tuvalu and Marshall Islands, are home to probably the most economically and environmentally vulnerable people on this earth. They currently face significant nutrition insecurity and their greatest challenge is to produce enough good-quality food for...
Niue is a small, remote, upraised island with limited reef development and no lagoon system. The eastern and southern coasts are exposed to swells driven by southeasterly trade winds, resulting in limited reef extension along these coasts. There is a marginally greater extension of reef...
This book identifies a range of potential response measures that could be implemented to significantly reduce exposure to climate related risks and enable the Pacific Community to better cope with emerging impacts.
This report describes a preliminary economic (cost-benefit) analysis of deep-sea minerals (DSM) mining in the Pacific Island region.
This market study was supported by the Coconut Industry Development for the Pacific (CIDP) project, a Euro 4 million (FJD 9.3 million) joint initiative of the European Union, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the Pacific Community (SPC).