Talanoa Consulting

agriculture, fisheries, food systems and sustainable value chains

We have undertaken the following projects in this area:

Barriers and opportunities to women’s economic empowerment and paid work in Fiji

July - September 2023 | Client: The World Bank | Supported the World Bank to undertake a qualitative study in Fiji that explores constraints to women’s access to paid employment in and opportunities for women’s greater access to work opportunities. Key informant interviews and focus group discussions were undertaken on Vanua Levu in vosavakaviti and Fiji baat through a team of five social researchers.

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

July 2017 to December 2021 | 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