World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Comprehensive New Guides For Island Agri Exporters Launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Comprehensive New Guides For Island Agri Exporters Launched

A set of six new exporting guides for Pacific Islands agriculture exporters have been released today. The guides are the result of a joint project between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Pacific Islands Trade & Invest (PT&I).

Speaking at the release of the guides in Auckland this morning, Adam Denniss, Trade Commissioner, PT&I New Zealand said, "In discussion with various Industry leaders, researchers, and business owners it became clear that a gap existed between well researched -- but long -- scientific documents on products and industry, and short trade and export opportunity oriented market briefs.

"These 'Market Guides' are the result of our attempt to fill that gap."

Outlining how the reports were put together Mr Denniss said, "The guides are primarily the result of nine months of tireless work from one PT&I team member, Joe Fuavao."

"Firstly, he undertook reviews of the relevant existing market and industry papers and research documents. He then compiled, summarised and documented their findings, listing recommendations and significant outcomes that could be used by Pacific business. Then he hit the pavement: interviews, meetings and phone calls, visiting markets and countries to talk with suppliers, wholesalers, distributors, business owners and began to craft each of the documents you see here.

"The results are Market guides which we hope have research quality to them, yet speak in language that we know business understands. The Trade Commission offers unique access to core information on market opportunities and how to access markets that few can easily get access to. Combined with FAO's research strength we hope to have placed some of that information here for your review."

Mr Denniss said the guides were complete, complex and of a standard not seen for a long time. "I am extremely proud to have these Market Guides as the first release of work that the Commission will continue to do over the years in this space and I hope you enjoy reading them and adding them to your business toolbox as much as I have," he added.

Caleb Jarvis, PT&I's Trade Commissioner in Australia and the PT&I Sydney team were also commended for their support and guidance on the reports' content relating to the Australian marketplace.

"Both offices work closely together to maximize our impact for Pacific Island businesses," Mr Denniss said.

Mr Denniss also acknowledged FAO's partnership, specifically thanking Jamie Morrison for his experience, knowledge and guidance throughout the project.

The documents are available online for free download.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Support Needed For Olive Farmers In Palestinian Territory

Olive trees in the Palestinian town of Ni'lin in 2008 were very close to expanding Israeli settlements. Photo: IRIN/Shabtai Gold More>>

ALSO:

Use Of Drones In Law Enforcement May Violate Human Rights

22 October 2014 – The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, a United Nations independent human rights expert warned today. More>>

Gaza: Pledges For Aid, Reconstruction Must Be Honoured

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Security Council President for the month of October, María Cristina Perceval of Argentina, is at ... More>>

Ebola: UN Prepares For Arrival Of Trial Vaccines

In early October 2014, with the help of the US Navy, a new mobile laboratory opened at Island Clinic, one of the WHO-supported Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: WHO/R. Sørenson More>>



Palestine: Human Rights Defender Abdallah Abu Rahmah Found Guilty

Human Rights Defender Abdallah Abu Rahma was found guilty by an Israeli military court of “disturbing a soldier”. More>>

NCRI: Iran: 13 Executions In One Day

The henchmen of the clerical regime hanged 13 prisoners on Sunday October 19, 2014 in Ghezel-Hessar Karaj Prison, Tabriz Central Prison and Rasht Central Prison. More>>

MSF: Ebola Crisis Update - 16th October 2014

16 October 2014 Cases Deaths Guinea 1,472 843 Liberia 4,249 2,458 Nigeria 20 8 Sierra Leone 3,252 1,183 Senegal 1 0 Total 8,994 4,492 WHO Figures - Data are based on official information reported by Ministries of Health. These numbers are subject to change ... More>>

ALSO:

Detroit: City-Backed Water Shut-Offs Contrary To Human Rights

20 October 2014 – The city of Detroit must restore access to water for its citizens who remain unable to pay their bills, two United Nations experts urged today, adding that a failure to do so would be a violation of the most basic human rights of those ... More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news