The Value of Vanilla for the South Pacific

By Christina Stringer and Sisikula Sisifa Agriculture remains the backbone of Pacific Island economies. However, over the past decade, traditional cash crops such as copra have provided insufficient financial returns to local farmers. Subsequently governments and...

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Te Ang Maitoro: Cooling Kiribati and Samoa

Like many small island developing countries, Kiribati and Samoa, face a number of challenges, including how to grow to achieve sustainable development, and how to manage the effects of natural disasters and climate change. This project examines how new types of...

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The human face of labour mobility in Kiribati

By Hele Ikimotu and Brandon Ulfsby Two prominent New Zealand academics have recently returned from discussing labour mobility policies and long term sustainable development plans in Tarawa, Kiribati. Access to overseas labour markets is a key development priority for...

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NZIPR Symposium

Labour Markets, Labour Mobility and Policy Options in the Pacific: a critical development debate   On the19th October, 2017 the NZIPR hosted a symposium on Labour Mobility in the Fale Pasifika at the University of...

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Climate change in the Pacific, advocacy journalism in PJR

Climate change research ranging from Australia and Indonesia to Fiji and Vietnam feature in the latest Pacific Journalism Review in the first publication to focus on media and global warming in the region.

The edition, published next week, is timely as Fiji prepares to co-host the COP23 global climate change summit in Bonn, Germany, in November.

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