Our Partners

Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

ACIAR LogoACIAR is a statutory authority that operates as part of the Australian Government's development cooperation programs. The Centre encourages Australia's agricultural scientists to use their skills for the benefit of developing countries and Australia.

ACIAR funds research projects that are developed within a framework reflecting the priorities of Australia's aid program and national research strengths, together with the agricultural research and development priorities of partner countries.


Natures Way Cooperative (Fiji) Ltd. (NWC)

NWC was formed in 1995 to undertake mandatory quarantine treatment on behalf of Fiji’s fruit export industry. The company has over 120 shareholders, made up of growers and exporters. The vast majority of NWC shareholders are small farmers, who without the services provided by NWC would not have access to export markets.


Ministry of Primary Industries – Department of Agriculture (MPI)

The Fiji MPI operates the Fiji Government research and extension department and is strategically located in all major farming communities.


Koko Siga Pacific (KSP)

Koko Siga Pacific is a Fiji-based agribusiness consulting firm. KSP’s main agribusiness activities are cocoa and vanilla marketing & nursery-based enterprise development. The consulting business specialises in agricultural economics and environmental policy.

Koko Siga (Pacific) Ltd is responsible for the implementation of this Project and provides a full suite of specialist advisory services. Koko Siga provides management of all market based development initiatives including providing technical oversight and quality assurance of project outputs, sourcing specialist advisers, managing finances and monitoring project progress.
KSP profile (PDF)


Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI)

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Horticulture and Forestry Science (DEEDI) is using innovative, world-class science to develop and apply new technologies that contribute to better food and fibre products, better production practices and better quality. DEEDI works in close collaboration with the papaya industry in North Queensland and will serve a good facilitator for the flow of information between the Fiji papaya Industry and the Australian papaya industry.


Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC)

The Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) Land Resource Division has the core business of improving the food and nutritional security of the Pacific Community through the sustainable management and development of land, agriculture and forestry resources. This is accomplished through the delivery of technical support, training and advice to member country governments in the areas of plant protection, conservation and use of plant genetic resources, animal health and production, agroforestry, sustainable systems for agriculture, forestry and land management, and biosecurity and trade facilitation.


EU Funded SPC-FACT Project

The European Union funded Facilitating Agricultural Commodity Trade (FACT) pilot project aims to assist commercial ventures and producer groups in becoming export-oriented, market-driven enterprises that will consistently supply overseas markets with competitive agricultural and forestry products. The EU-FACT pilot project is implemented by the Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Suva, Fiji Islands, and started in May 2008.

FACT aims to assist selected commercial ventures and producer groups to become export-oriented and market driven enterprises that consistently supply overseas markets with competitive products.


Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM)

The Taiwan Technical Mission provides expertise to the Fiji Papaya industry through their Papaya initiative based in the Sigatoka Valley. TTM works closely with the MPI and the Fiji Papaya Project to assist papaya farmers.
Taiwan ICDF Fiji Country Page


Fiji Quarantine and Inspection Division (FQIS)

The Quarantine Division is responsible for the protection of Fiji’s Agriculture sector from the introduction and spread of pests and diseases affecting plants and animals (and environment) and access viable markets and ensure compliance of Fiji’s Agro exports to market requirements to promote economic growth and food security.


Kumu Farms

Kumu Farms is a commercial grower/exporter of papaya and fresh herbs on the island of Molokai in Hawaii. Kumu Farms has a certified organic component of its papaya operation and is leading supplier of certified organic solo sunrise papaya into the US market. Kumu Farms owner/manager, Grant Schule, provides the project with expertise related to papaya production and exporting from Hawaii. Schule also provides guidance and expertise in the development of appropriate field trials for organic papaya production in Fiji.


Producers Specialties Limited (PSL)

Produce Specialties Ltd. (PSL) is Fiji’s biggest papaya producer and exporter with farm and satellite farmers stretching from the Banks of the Sigatoka valley to the cane belt districts of Nadi, Lautoka and Rakiraki. PSL are producing, packing and exporting papaya to New Zealand and Australia. PSL have advanced to new methods of planting papaya which have resulted in improved quality and higher yields per tree. PSL have now taken the lead in the industry and have adapted to an organic package of practice. PSL have recently adopted Hawaii’s planting technique of direct sowing. They currently have 25 acres [10 ha] of papaya on the ground which were direct seeded on the East Bank of Sigatoka River and are performing very well.