Our long-established presence in Fiji has given us comprehensive understanding of the country’s socio-economic and political landscape
We have an in-depth understanding of the agricultural sector and have supported policy and institutional development at national and decentralised levels.
Our relationship with Fiji began when scoping the country’s agriculture sector for the New Zealand Aid Programme in 2014, followed by the design and implementation (2016-2020) of the Fiji Dairy Industry Development Initiative (FDIDI) intervention programme for the New Zealand Government.
The FDIDI involved working with the Government of Fiji and local industry stakeholders to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the dairy industry, with a particular focus on its smallholder farmers.
As a result of this work, we have strong and collegial working relationships exist with senior staff members at the Ministry of Agriculture, including the Permanent Secretary of Agriculture.
Other organisations we have worked with in Fiji include the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji, Fiji National University, the University of the South Pacific, iTaukei Land Trust Board, Fiji Crop and Livestock Council, Fiji Cooperative Dairy Limited, Fiji Dairy Limited, Fiji Meat Industry Board and Food Processors of Fiji Pte Ltd.
Prime established a fully functional professional office in Suva, Fiji in 2016.
The office is managed by our Country Director, Ms Noellie Garand – a French national and Fiji citizen.
Ms Garand has 30 years of international commerce, consulting and international development experience across developed, developing and emergent countries.
She holds a Master in Development Management from the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines as well as a Master of Policy Studies from the University of New South Wales in Australia.