Date Released: 
10/02/2010

Australia will provide $10 million over four years to improve marketing opportunities and boost agribusiness in the Pacific through the Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative.

The initiative will underpin the development of high-value agricultural, fisheries and forestry products in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji, with expansion into Tonga, Samoa and Kiribati.

Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance, Bob McMullan made the announcement at the Pacific Conference on the Human Face of the Global Economic Crisis in Vanuatu. Read Mr McMullan’s media release: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/media/release.cfm?BC=Medi…

Read more about the PARDI initiative at aciar.gov.au/node/11809

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