Pacific windows on their world 
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CTA. 2002. Pacific windows on their world . Spore 101. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/47736
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Dairy Farming in the Pacific.
Membership of a rural cooperative is attractive for a farmer only if there is some kind of return for the money s/he invests in it. This fairly obvious message is one of the major points of the video on rural cooperatives in the Pacific, produced as one of a series of four by the Institute for Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture (IRETA) with support from CTA. It should do well in discussions in training courses or workshops on the topic. Another title in this crop of videos deals with taro. It is an account of the fall and rise of the crop after the outbreak of taro leaf blight in 1993. The first really promising harvest since then was expected in 2002. See for yourself how and why. The third video gives step-by-step advice on starting small businesses: how to get advice from advisory services such as South Pacific Business Development or Women in Business , how to make a business plan, use local materials, find markets and guarantee the quality of your produce. Well illustrated, with good examples of mat weaving, nonu juice production and a wonderful business of jewellery making from coconut shells, which are sold even in the airport duty free shops and on airlines. The final video is on dairy products in Samoa the title says it all. All in all, a good set of short informative accounts on video. Rural Co-operation in the Pacific. A Focus on the Pacific USP IRETA, 2001. PAL. Duration: 11 min. 30 sec. The Recovery of the Taro Industry in Samoa. A Focus on the Pacific USP IRETA, 2001. PAL. Duration: 17 min. Dairy Farming in the Pacific. A Focus on Samoa USP IRETA, 2001. PAL. Duration: 11 min. 30 sec. Small Businesses in the Pacific. A Focus on the Pacific USP IRETA, 2001. PAL. Duration: 12 min. 30 sec. US$ 20 Euro 20.50 for each video. IRETA University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Apia, Samoa Fax: +685 22 347 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org