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Pacific Agribusiness Research in Development Initiative Phase 2 (PARDI 2)

This project aims to identify and understand how agribusiness development opportunities can improve economic growth and livelihoods in the Pacific.
This project builds on the Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI), a four-year plan to improve marketing opportunities and boost agribusiness in the Pacific.
PARDI 2 will focus on Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu, representative Pacific Island countries. It will strengthen PARDI's engagement with other ACIAR projects.
It will study why and how agribusiness developments have succeeded, document how they benefit community livelihoods, and investigate how to extend and make their economic benefits more inclusive and sustainable. It will also identify and overcome constraints and bottlenecks in value and supply chains for primary products.
It will also link to other Pacific donor programs such as the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) program, an Australian Government initiative designed to help Pacific island countries export primary products, and the Market Development Facility (MDF), Australia's flagship private sector development programme.
Within five years of its conclusion, PARDI 2 is expected to have:
- Developed the capacity and provided information for growing at least ten existing agribusinesses and creating at least ten new agribusinesses in the three project countries (>50% operated and/ or managed by females).
- Enhanced benefits flowing to rural communities from agribusiness developments.
- Contributed to improved agribusiness and sector performance in the project's focus products in at least two of the three project countries.