Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

About PARDI

PARDI — "Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative" — began in February 2010. The project is coordinated by The University of Queensland and funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).PARDI seeks to create sustainable livelihood development outcomes for the South Pacific forestry, fisheries and crop-based sectors.

Scientists undertake supply-chain and market-driven research to identify constraints that impede local economic development. Research is aimed at achieving tangible solutions, such as new skills for locals, new technologies and product options.

PARDI is a partnership that involves The University of Queensland under the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of the South Pacific, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, University of Adelaide, James Cook University, The University of the Sunshine Coast, the Queensland Government’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and Southern Cross University.

PARDI UPDATE, April 2013

Contents (3 MB, PDF)

  • News
  • PARDI Advisory Group
  • Pacific Crops
  • Student Profile
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Horticultural Congress 2014

PARDI UPDATE 2012 — "Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative", 14 sustainable livelihood development projects spread across six South Pacific island countries.

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PARDI News
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PARDI-locations
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Boosting the value of South Pacific Islands Vegetables
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Developing commercial breadfruit production
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Harnessing the true potential of South Pacific pearls
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Pacific island cocoa producer networks 
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South Pacific cranarium poised to become more than just nuts
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For more information about PARDI contact:  Dr Steven Underhill, PARDI Leader M. 0412140032

Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI) section

Boosting food quality and supplies in the South Pacific

21 Feb 2013
In a first for Fiji and the South Pacific, a new vegetable research project has been launched to identify strategies to strengthen food production and manufacture in the region.

South Pacific cocoa growers rate their own beans

19 Nov 2012
With assistance from two Australian chocolate companies, the Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI) cocoa project recently produced single origin chocolate bars from samples collected throughout Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, allowing farmers to taste the fruits of their labour for the first time.

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