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Organisation assists businesses

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, April 12, 2014

THE Secretariat of the Pacific Community has provided much needed assistance to businesses in the Northern Division opening doors to more income-generating projects.

Enterprises such as Labasa Farm Fresh, Northern Bee Farming Cooperative and Fijika Natural Products have benefitted from the European Union-funded Increasing Agricultural Commodity Trade project.

The assistance vary from supporting Labasa Farm Fresh which exports frozen vegetables to overseas markets and the Northern Bee Farming Cooperative which focuses on honey production.

According to SPC, the IACT project's main goal is to strengthen the export capacity of Pacific countries in the primary industries of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and livestock.

"The project employs a whole-of-supply chain approach, assisting commercial ventures and producer groups to become export-oriented, market-driven enterprises that will consistently supply overseas markets with competitive products," the secretariat said.

The Vanua Levu-based enterprises are among 42 different organisations from 15 countries across the Pacific that have benefitted from the program.

The secretariat explained that the overall objective of IACT was to improve regional countries' economic integration through strengthened national systems.

The program focuses on strengthening institutional frameworks to develop trade capacity, increase private sector competitiveness and increase international market access.

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