Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry - Fiji 2023
For more than 40 years, ACIAR has funded and connected Australian researchers with their Pacific counterparts, helping to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods in agriculture, forestry and fisheries in the Pacific region.
Currently, ACIAR is investing more than AUD$18.6million across 8 Pacific countries.
The Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry (PWAF) is a valuable opportunity for ACIAR to talanoa with our Pacific partners on transforming Pacific agriculture and forestry through research partnerships to achieve a more resilient and sustainable region.
The PWAF event series provides an opportunity for Pacific member countries to drive the conversation and provide guidance to partners working with the region on their goals and work priorities for the following 2 years.
ACIAR will be hosting, supporting and participating in a range of events during PWAF, including:
- Regional Research Symposium on Agriculture and Forestry hosted by the Fiji Institute of Agricultural Science (FIAS) with the support of ACIAR.
- Plant Health Clinics hosted by SPC and University of Queensland supported by ACIAR (HORT/2016/185)
- Sharing the lessons learned from the Pacific Cocoa project hosted by SPC and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries supported by ACIAR (HORT/2014/078)
- Dinner dialogue on the next phase of partnership in agriculture and forestry in the Pacific hosted by ACIAR
- International Women’s Day Breakfast hosted by SPC and the Australian Government (DAFF, DFAT and ACIAR)
- Regional Research Symposium on Agriculture and Forestry hosted by the Fiji Institute of Agricultural Science (FIAS) with the support of ACIAR
- Senile Coconut Palm Utilisation for Engineered Wood Products (EWP) hosted by SPC supported by ACIAR (FST/2019/128)
- Talanoa on Pacific food systems pathways, from promise to practice hosted by SPC and Australian Government partners (ACIAR, CSIRO, DAFF and DFAT)
- ACIAR Alumni in the Pacific meeting and networking event hosted by ACIAR
- 8th Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services meeting hosted by the Fiji Government with support of SPC and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
- 3rd FAO SPC Joint Agriculture and Forestry Ministerial meeting hosted by the Fiji Government with support of SPC and FAO.
- ACIAR-funded research project site visits in Fiji
See the PWAF Program for more information.