Talanoa Consulting

agribusiness, food security and sustainable value chains

We have undertaken the following projects in this area:

Gender and Agricultural Value Chains

In progress Review of existing literature on entry points for strengthening gender and social inclusion within agricultural value chains in the Pacific Client: SPC, Suva

Business Link Pacific evaluation

January 1, 2019 Period: January - February 2019 Supported an independent evaluation of Business Link Pacific led by a NZ-based consulting firm. Client: Sapere Group, New Zealand

Green Entrepreneurship

September 2018 - February 2019 and March 2020.. Designed and led a Green Enterprise development training and mentoring programme. This also included the development of a guide to Green Business for Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati. Client: Global Green Growth Institute, Fiji

Pacific agribusiness research and development initiative

August 1, 2017 Period: In progress Included designing and leading research on the success factors and constraints to agribusiness development, an advisory facility for emerging agritourism operators and reviewing an update of an agriculture value-chain guide with Pacific examples. http://pardi.pacificfarmers.com/ Client: Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network, Nadi and University of the Sunshine Coast

Marine conservation agreements in Fiji

February - November 2017 Contributing author to a review of tourism-related marine conservation agreements in Fiji. The technical report was subsequently published as a journal article. Client: Wildlife Conservation Society, Suva