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Tonga - Assessment of Agricultural Information Needs

Tonga - Assessment of Agricultural Information Needs

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Assessment of agricultural information needs in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States for CTA’s Products and Services Phase 1: Pacific (Tonga)

Final Report

Prepared by: Pita Taufatofua on behalf of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

Tonga, October 2005

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Disclaimer This report has been commissioned by the CTA to enhance its monitoring of information needs in ACP countries. CTA does not guarantee the accuracy of data included in this report, nor does it accept

follow on at http://icmpolicy.cta.int/?q=icm-needs-assessment where this document originates
Assessment of agricultural information needs in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States for CTA’s Products and Services Phase 1: Pacific (Tonga)

Final Report

Prepared by: Pita Taufatofua on behalf of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

Tonga, October 2005

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Disclaimer This report has been commissioned by the CTA to enhance its monitoring of information needs in ACP countries. CTA does not guarantee the accuracy of data included in this report, nor does it accept

follow on at http://icmpolicy.cta.int/?q=icm-needs-assessment where this document originates

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Assessment of agricultural information needs inAfrican, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States forCTA’s Products and ServicesPhase 1: Pacific (Tonga)
Final Report
Prepared by:Pita Taufatofuaon behalf of theTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
 
Tonga, October 2005
 
 
Disclaimer 
This report has been commissioned by the CTA to enhance its monitoring of information needs in ACPcountries. CTA does not guarantee the accuracy of data included in this report, nor does it acceptresponsibility for any use made thereof. The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of theauthor alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of CTA. CTA reserves the right to select projectsand recommendations that fall within its mandate.
 
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Table of Contents
ABBREVIATIONS ................................................................................................................... 2
 
Executive Summary................................................................................................................... 3
 
Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 3
 
Objectives of the study .......................................................................................................... 3
 
Methodology ......................................................................................................................... 3
 
Expected result ...................................................................................................................... 3
 
Findings ................................................................................................................................. 3
 
Conclusions ........................................................................................................................... 4
 
Recommendations ................................................................................................................. 4
 
1.
 
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 6
 
2.
 
COUNTRY PROFILE....................................................................................................... 7
 
Geography ............................................................................................................................. 7
 
The People ............................................................................................................................. 7
 
Government ........................................................................................................................... 8
 
Economy ................................................................................................................................ 9
 
2.1 Primary Productive Sectors ............................................................................................. 9
 
2.1.1 Agriculture ................................................................................................................ 9
 
2.1.2 Fisheries ...................................................................................................................10
 
2.1.3 Forestry ....................................................................................................................11
 
3. OVERVIEW OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENTISSUES: CAPACITY, SERVICES AND NEEDS ..................................................................12
 
3.1
 
Information and Communication Management Capacity ........................................12
 
3.2 Agricultural Information and Services ...........................................................................14
 
3.3
 
Needs Analysis .........................................................................................................16
 
3.3.1
 
Information needs .............................................................................................16
 
3.3.2
 
Capacity-building needs ...................................................................................17
 
4.
 
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ...........................................................19
 
4.1
 
Conclusions ..............................................................................................................19
 
4.1.1 Current information needs .......................................................................................19
 
4.1.2 Current capacity-building needs ..............................................................................20
 
4.2
 
Recommendations ....................................................................................................20
 
4.2.1 General recommendations .......................................................................................20
 
4.2.2 Specific recommendations for CTA ........................................................................21
 
5.
 
REFERENCES .................................................................................................................23
 
5.
 
REFERENCES .................................................................................................................23
 
ANNEXES ...............................................................................................................................24
 
ANNEX 1.
 
TERMS OF REFERENCE ..............................................................................25
 
ANNEX 2. COUNTRY PROFILE [TONGA] .................................................................30
 
2.1
 
General Agricultural Profile .....................................................................................30
 
2.2
 
Socio-economic profile ............................................................................................32
 
2.3
 
Media and Telecommunication ................................................................................34
 
ANNEX 3.
 
PROFILE OF INSTITUTIONS.......................................................................38
 
3.1
 
List of Main Institutions in the Agricultural Sector..................................................38
 
3.2
 
Key Institutions Involved in Agriculture and Rural Development (Tonga) .............41
 
3.2.1
 
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food (MAFF) .......................................41
 
3.2.3
 
Friendly Island Marketing Cooperatives (FIMCO) ..........................................45
 
3.2.4
 
Secretariat of the Pacific Community –
Land Resources Division (SPC-LRD
) ....46
 
3.2.5
 
Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) ......................47
 
3.2.6 The Institute for Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture (IRETA) ..48 

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