Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DT Global. Its scope is to increase agricultural trade between Pacific Island Countries and Australia by promoting food security, improved market access and biosecurity.
The MoU expands upon the longstanding partnership between the Department and Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access program (PHAMA Plus), implemented by DT Global.
Frank Maiolo, Managing Director for DT Global Asia Pacific: “The signing of this MoU is an important moment in our relationship with the Department for Agriculture, Water and the Environment. It gives real momentum for our future collaboration, drawing on our joint expertise and our collective ability to deliver effective localized and sustainable solutions to support economic growth and improve rural household incomes across the Pacific.”
PHAMA Plus is an Australian Government initiative, co-funded by the New Zealand Government. The new MoU supports biosecurity and trade work in six PHAMA Plus countries—Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Tonga—as well as countries under Australia’s Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus)—Cook Islands, Kiribati, and Niue.