Pacific Agriculture Policy Bank

Posted on:Jan 02, 2018Online e-Resources

The Pacific Agriculture Policy Bank are an online repository of key National Agriculture Policy documents – covering sector and sub-sector plans/policy documents, statistics, key commodities and other relevant information – which enable increased access to official agriculture sector information to all stakeholders, nationally and internationally. There are currently 70 agricultural sector policies now available for 15 Pacific Countries through the Agriculture Policy Bank.

Here is the link: http://pafpnet.spc.int

Their purpose is to increase the reach and awareness around agriculture sector information, particularly policies, plans and strategies, to improve engagement with farmers and other stakeholders. They also serve as a central point of reference for policy makers, development partners and other stakeholders to compare policies between countries in the region, guide decision making, and to inform negotiations of agricultural policies and investments. The inclusion of summaries of key policy documents translated into local vernacular improve accessibility of this information to farmers, and are supported by government outreach to rural stakeholders using cross media platforms such as radio broadcasts, television, online platforms, websites, and print programmes.