Prepared by: Professor Helen Wallace
Co-authors: Craig Johns, Jen Carter, Kim Jones, Bruce Randall, Maria Raciti, Colin Bunt, Elektra Grant, David Walton, Tio Nevenimo, Joseph Tungon, Ioan Viji, Votausi McKenzie, Richard Pauku
This project investigates value-adding and processing opportunities for both domestic and export markets for canarium nuts in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. There are differences in quantity and quality of supply, processing techniques, and types of products and markets in each country. In Vanuatu there is evidence of unfulfilled domestic demand, and significant potential to tap into the increasing tourist market coming by air and ship.
Prepared by: John Steen, Shabbir Ahmad, Martie-Louise Verreynne, George Battese and Abid Burki
Co-authors: Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan, Dr. Abid Hussain, Dr. Abdul Jabbar, Nadeem Akmal
The overall aim of this project was to identify constraints that impede smallholders’ capacity to adopt innovative farming practices and better marketing strategies to improve farm-level productivity and profitability.
Prepared by: Dr Liz Petersen, University of Western Australia; Mr Nguyen Thanh Duong, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam (MPI)
Co-authors: Mr Luu Ngoc Luong, MPI; Mr Uong Dinh Hoang, MPI; Mrs Vu Hoang Yen, MPI; Dr David Vanzetti, Australian National University (ANU); Dr Tran Cong Thang, Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam (IPSARD); Dr Ray Trewin, ANU; Ms Nguyen Le Hoa, IPSARD
Vietnam has made significant strides in the past thirty years to provide food security at a national level, but pockets of deprivation remain. Malnutrition and food safety are still significant problems. After years of development, Vietnam’s food security related policies have exposed weaknesses. There is significant overlap and undue complexity across policies. While well-intentioned, a number of policies are more of a hindrance than a help at achieving food security.