To excel in the provision of sound economic planning and policy advise for the development of Fiji’s agriculture sector.
Economic Planning and Statistic Division in order to excel and provide exceptional policy advice, is committed to conduct; • Project planning, monitoring and evaluation • Commodity and industry development, • Trade and market analysis; • Collation and management of agricultural statistical information; • Sound decision making; and Disaster Resource Management.
Role of the Division
The role of the Division is to: facilitate policy advice through policy analysis, utilizing appropriate economic and econometric tools and modules formulating appropriate ministerial support relevant to the overall development of the sector. This will be implemented with thirteen appropriate strategies or outputs, which will be undertaken by five units: Fiji Ag-Trade; Project and Budget; International Relations, Administration and; Fiji Agricultural and Statistics unit: The strategies are: 1.To formulate the agricultural sectors development policies in appropriate Strategies and subsequent program activities in accordance with the government strategic plan; The strategies intended include: Policy advice and formulation and formalize program activities, Ensure the reliability and validity of the Data in the Division, Analyse Investment policy’s viability and its relevance to the agriculture sector development. The performance indicator would reflect a relevant policy adopted and advice accepted, and papers.
2.To explore market opportunities through marketing research and intelligence to facilitate private sector marketing prospects of agriculture produce, both locally and abroad. The intended strategies include; subscription to market bulletins such as Public Ledger; collate market data such as, market prices, marketing prospects, and chain studies; participate in marketing workshops and meetings organized by third parties, and; develop and conduct appropriate training to farmers and stakeholders.
3.To assess the impact of international trade regimes on local agriculture sector. Strategies involved here include: attend trade negotiation workshops and meeting; analyse draft trade agreements; attend and participate in trade capacity building at all levels, and; provide appropriate advise to Management on the impact of trade rule towards the sectors development and performance for appropriate policy manoeuvre and decision.
4.To establish and enhance effective sustainable linkages with external organizations, including Global Donor Agencies at Bilateral, Plurilateral and Multilateral levels. The intended strategies include; creation and monitor a database on funding mechanism made available in all signed agreements and conventions, and; consolidate appropriate advice in the utilization of such funding to un-funded projects that will facilitate the overall development of the sector.
5.To collate, compile and analyse agricultural statistics aimed to assist in policy formulation. The intended strategies are to collate and ensure the reliability and validity of production, trade data; collate market prices, and disseminate appropriate reports and dataset to stakeholders.
6.To analyse policy and assess its impact to the agriculture sector. Strategies involved include: inter-unitary approach in the assessment and appraisal of identified policy with the aim of appropriating advice to management on an as and when required basis.
7.To assist in the identification, preparation, monitoring and evaluation of all agricultural projects in Fiji. The strategy approach employed here include: consultation. This will employ strategies that undertake project appraisals in consultation with extension and relevant stakeholders; compile all submitted project in accordance of Finance Ministry PSIP requirement for submission to Finance; Compile and submit QPPR’s RIE’s including PSIP’s.
8.To coordinate preparation of the ministry’s annual budget with emphasis on the capital expenditure on quarterly basis. The strategy included: appropriation of projects to be funded; consult with relevant divisions on projects objectives and appraise for funding; submit to MOF with appropriate draft budget speech.
9.To provide executive support services to management and appraise consultancy services to individuals and organizations, as and when required. The strategy include: appraisal for comment and advice on exercise: activity and documents necessitated by management; follow-up and appraise projects as commanded by management and senior officers; compile and formulate reports on workshop and training attended, and; compile and appraise data to formulate appropriated information cabinet papers on projects implemented by the Ministry.
10.To enhance, consolidate and facilitate staff training in trade and market analysis; project appraisal and monitoring; and report writing. The strategies include: appraise, endorse and approve staff training needs for capacity building; monitor staff reports and appraisals on workshop, meeting and training attended; assess training and capacity building needs of the section for recommendation to management, and; liaise with appropriate third party on appropriate capacity building programme for staff engagement, secondment, and attachment programs.
11.To coordinate and formulate Disaster Risk and Response Plan for all agricultural farmers through Disaster Preparedness Awareness; enhancing capacity building and technical knowledge within the Ministry; designing and implementing management strategies for prioritised high risk rural communities and improving Ministry’s response plan through GIS technical support
List names of Staffs
Pauliasi W Tuilau
PEPO (Ag Trade)
PAO Project & Budget
SEPO CD& M