Rapid appraisal of a potential community-based citrus project in Fiji

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Singh-Peterson, Lila and Iranacolaivalu, Manoa. 2018. Rapid appraisal of a potential community-based citrus project in Fiji. Sunshine Coast, Australia. University of the Sunshine Coast.
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Rapid appraisal of a potential community-based citrus project in Fiji

Report TypeProject report
AuthorsSingh-Peterson, Lila (Author) and Iranacolaivalu, Manoa (Author)
Institution of OriginUniversity of the Sunshine Coast
Number of Pages34
Year2018
PublisherUniversity of the Sunshine Coast
Place of PublicationSunshine Coast, Australia
Abstract

The following report forms a component of research undertaken under the ACIAR 2014/077 Tropical Fruit project whose overall aim is to increase the economic and disaster resilience of selected tropical fruit value chains.

The project plans to achieve this aim by completing the following four objectives: 1. To increase the efficiency of fruit value chains through improved productivity and postharvest handling practices. 2. To improve climatic resilience of breadfruit through improved canopy management and investigating the diversity of breadfruit tree form. 3. To provide targeted capacity building to private sector and government extension services in support of identified fruit value chains 4. To enhance the engagement of smallholder farmers and communities in functional supply chains to maximise pro-poor and livelihood resilience outcomes.

This report presents progress towards Objective 4 for activities related to Fiji. Objective 4 aims to enhance the engagement of smallholder farmers and communities in functional supply chains to maximise livelihood outcomes.

Activities: 1. Identify farmers, villages and communities that the project team will work with, based on set of selection criteria that seeks to maximise poverty alleviation outcomes and gender-based engagement. 2. Undertake ongoing engagement with collaborating communities to identify, minimise and mitigate risks to smallholder farmer participating in the project, and work with women within the value chains to ensure gender equity objectivities. 3. Develop a monitoring, learning and evaluation framework using participatory methods, to evaluate and quantify project impact in terms of project outcomes and livelihood impacts for participating smallholder farmers.

Keywordscitrus; Fiji
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440406. Rural community development
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of the Sunshine Coast
Sigatoka Research Station, Fiji
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Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
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