Promoting sustainable agriculture and agroforestry to replace unproductive land use in Fiji and Vanuatu

These working papers have been compiled into a monograph to accompany the final report of project ADP/2014/013 and provide greater detail. Along with the final report and workshop papers, the monograph provides a record of research conducted under project ADP/2014/013 and makes this available to a wider audience interested in agroforestry systems in Fiji and Vanuatu. The working papers also provide a useful basis for further research into agroforestry systems (or ecological intensification) in the two countries. Among the working papers (WPs) are:

• a macroeconomic overview of agroforestry benefits in Pacific islands (WP1)

• a survey of approaches which have been adopted for modelling the performance of agroforestry systems (WP2)

• the steps required for modelling the financial performance of novel tree species (WP3) and for carrying out a broader modelling approach to include environmental and social benefits of forestry and agroforestry in Fiji and Vanuatu (WP4)

• assessments of the constraints to, and opportunities for, establishing agroforestry in the Western Division of Fiji (WP5 and WP6)

• a survey of the various lists of tree species which have been identified as having priority for growing in Fiji and Vanuatu and the criteria used for their
selection (WP7)

• details of financial models of selected individual tree and crop species and mixed-species agroforestry systems, and estimates of financial
performance of both groups (WP8 and 9)

• an assessment of the most suitable financing and other measures to promote agroforestry in the two countries (WP10)

• findings from a smallholder survey on the potential for agroforestry adoption in Vanuatu (WP11)

• critical examination of relevant laws and polices relating to agroforestry in Fiji and Vanuatu (WP12 and 13)

• two case studies on existing agroforestry practices in Fiji and Vanuatu (WP14 and 15). Working papers 2 to 4 have a focus on
methodology for financial and economic (cost–benefit)

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