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Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity into Agricultural Production and Management in the Pacific Islands

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    Lessons learned from five years of nature conservation and development in South Pacific Islands
    Global Environment Facility - Pacific Alliance for Sustainability (GEF-PAS)
    2018
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    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) under the Pacific Alliance for Sustainability implemented the project “Forestry Conservation and Protected Area Management” in cooperation with the Governments of the Pacific Island Countries Fiji, Niue, Samoa and Vanuatu from 2012 until 2018. Its main objectives were the strengthening of biodiversity conservation and reduction of forest and land degradation and the enhancement of sustainable livelihoods of local communities living in and around existing or potential protected areas. The project assisted with the implementation of Aichi Targets in support of the Convention for Biodiversity, like the increment of the terrestrial protected areas network, and resulted in many tangible outcomes leaving a legacy in conservation and development in the individual countries and the Pacific Region. This publication presents condensed “Lessons learned” from five years project implementation in the South Pacific Island Region. It wants to share the experiences made of working with National Governments and local communities within the South Pacific Islands' socio-economic and cultural/traditional context. The Lessons Learned aim at GEF, UN,-Government and NGO officers and project implementers and practitioners in order to assist with the planning and implementation of successful projects in Pacific Island Region.
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    Report of the Workshop on Economic Strengthening of Fisheries Industries in Small Island Developing States in the South Pacific. Apia, Samoa, 14-18 September 1998. 1999
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    This is the report of the Workshop on Economic Strengthening of Fisheries Industries in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the South Pacific, held in Apia, Samoa, from 14 to 18 September 1998. The workshop was organized and funded by the FAO Fishery Industries Division in cooperation with the FAO Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands (SAPA) which hosted the workshop. Messrs Masanami Izumi and Gilles Hosch, FAO SAPA, acted as Meeting Officer and Assistant Meeting Officer, respectively, while Drs D. Doulman, E. Ruckes and U. Tietze, FAO Rome, performed their duties as principal resource persons and technical secretary of the workshop, respectively. The workshop was attended by 46 participants including participants and representatives of FAO member countries in the South Pacific, i.e., Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, participants from non FAO member countries and territories such as Kiribati, Nauru, as well as representatives of re gional organizations, institutions and donors such as the Forum Secretariat, the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPRFMC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the New Zealand School of Fisheries, the Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) and the University of the South Pacific (USP). The main issues which were addressed in the workshop included the enhancement and conservation of aquatic resources and environment as precondition for sustainable fishery industries development, the economically viable and sustainable management of fishery enterprises, the strengthening of aquaculture enterprises in the South Pacific, the promotion of fish utilization and trade, fisheries education and training, investment and credit support, the fiscal and regulatory environment of fishery e nterprise development and the role of fisheries administrations in strengthening of fisheries enterprises.The workshop formulated a number of recommendations addressed to national Governments, regional organizations and bilateral and multilateral donors as well as proposals for follow-up activities and for better regional cooperation in strengthening fisheries industries in Small Island Developing States in the South Pacific.
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    Enhancing Sustainable Development of Transboundary Oceanic Fish Stocks of the Pacific Islands Region - GCP/RAS/267/GFF 2023
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    For most Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS), sustainable use of the transboundary oceanic fish stocks of the Pacific Islands region is the most important potential contributor to their sustainable development. Indeed, for some SIDS, sustainable fisheries for these stocks may provide virtually the only prospect for the levels of sustainable development to which they aspire. These include transboundary and globally important food stocks, and the fisheries for them affect the globally important stocks of other non-target species in these waters, especially sharks, seabirds and turtles. Building on the successes achieved during the first phase of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded project, the current project aimed to support 14 Pacific SIDS (Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu) in meeting their obligations to implement and effectively enforce global, regional and subregionalarrangements for the conservation and management of transboundary oceanic fisheries, thereby increasing sustainable benefits derived from these fisheries.

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