Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative
The Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI) research program seeks to promote sustainable livelihood outcomes for South Pacific households.
The project involves collaborative teams of researchers from NGOs, government agencies, universities and private enterprises. Global Food Studies activities focus on value chain analysis and market-driven research to identify constraints that impede local economic development. The research aims to achieve tangible economic solutions, developing research networks and communicating results for better policy and program outcomes.
PARDI is funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and has a geographical focus on Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati.
Project partners include:
- The University of Queensland
- The University of the South Pacific
- Secretariat of the Pacific Community
- James Cook University
- The University of the Sunshine Coast
- Queensland Government’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
- Sunshine Coast University
(Visit the PARDI webpage for more information)
In addition, the Global Food Studies group works with:
- Alternative Communities Trade in Vanuatu (ACTIV)
- UN Women
- Vanuatu Department of Trade and Industry
- Fiji Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries & Forests
- Bureau of Statistics offices across the Pacific.