Seaweed Farming Project Economic and Socio-Economic Review

Client: Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (NZAID-funded)
Duration: 2015-2016
Seaweed farm

MRAG Asia Pacific undertook an economic cost-benefit assessment (CBA) of NZAID’s investment in the Solomon Islands seaweed farming sector with a view to examining the effectiveness and sustainability of previous funding as well as undertaking any course corrections for future funding.  The assessment involved site visits to seaweed farming areas and interviews with representatives of each component of the seaweed supply chain from farmers to wholesalers and regulators.