Te local products for export, including those from the world of Fashion ( pareu), Technology, Jewellery (perle, pearl), of Monoi, from Tahiti Tiare, du Tamanu, Noni, Vanilla, Fish, 's Edition, of’Craft (perle, pearl, wood) , Water source, Beer, of fruit juice, Fruit of Alcohol, Wine and Cosmetics.

Local resources Tahiti
French Polynesia, offers significant potential for investment in agricultural production to meet local demand and export development. Tahiti and her islands have a topography and a climate conducive to variety various productions.
Fruit production : pineapple, bananas, watermelons, lemons, melons, mangos, papaya, etc…and vegetable production : salads, concombres tomatoes, potato, etc.. .are partly produced under cover and aboveground, Tahiti and the Austral mainly. Food crops : ” taro “, ” fei ", sweet potatoes also have growth prospects.

Many investment opportunities still possible to improve the coverage of the local market or for export including some special local products such as cut flowers, oil copra, the "nono".

In 1999, it VALEUR commercialisée de l'agriculture Polynesian is more than 6,300 billion CFP francs, an increase of nearly 5 % compared to the previous year.
The total value of agricultural production for its Polynesian estimated 15 billion CFP francs, taking into account the consumption and marketing existing traditional channels (direct sales, barter).

Copra
The significant decrease (- 35 %) production found in coconut 1998 was partially offset 1999 by an increase in the production (+ 15%) and especially by the production of better quality (+ 23% in value 1999 versus 1998) : more copra first quality due to an increase in copra dryers available in the islands.
This resumption of production, however, was very unevenly distributed in French Polynesia : the sharp drop in production continues to Leeward Islands in particular ; resumption of production and better to Tuamotu and to Canopies, especially in the islands or valleys were installed copra dryers.

Vegetables
A sharp increase in vegetable production and vegetable, + 18% tonnage, is observed despite the persistent bad weather on the Austral archipelago early in the season.

Value, vegetable production has increased by only 4% about, due to lower producer prices on many products.

Fruits
Production is increased 10 % in tonnage from 1998, despite the drought affecting the Marquesas Islands during the cool season. As for vegetables, there is a decline in producer prices on many products, limiting the growth of fruit production 1,2% in value compared to the year 1998.

The main fruit market evolves as follows :

pineapple : +22,5% by volume and + 13% value
banana : -10% in volume and value
melon : – 20% by volume and – 28% value
lemon : – 8% in volume and value
watermelon : – 6% by volume and – 8 % value

These fruit crops are 70% and the value 75% volume of fruit produced in French Polynesia.

Marketed production continues to grow nono ( + 11% in value and tonnage), however, much less so than in previous years.

Food crops
Marketed production of food products back significantly in 1999 compared to the previous year (+ 12 % tonnage), most of this production, however, remains self-consumed and sold in traditional channels.

The decline of producer prices of these food products resulting in an overall drop of nearly 5% the value of marketed production.

Animal products
Recovery of milk production in Tahiti, which had greatly lowered in 1998, explains the increase in livestock 1999, despite a steady decline in the production of broilers.

Vanilla
Vanilla production has continued to decline in tonnage (- 46 %) to $ 16,3 tonnes : damage caused by cyclones and depressions end 1997 and early 1998 have persistent effects until 1999 on the production.
Soaring recognized producer prices, however, resulted in a significant increase in the value of this production 1999.

Coffee
Production 1999 coffee has fallen by more than 50% tonnage and 48 % value, despite the efforts undertaken by the extension agents in the Austral SDR recent years.

Ornamental horticulture and plant products for crafts
The production of ornamental horticulture and plant products for craft rose 1 % value. It remains one of the most important productions marketed value of French Polynesia, despite difficulties more sensitive for export.

The Windward Islands, islands with high agricultural production
Composed of Tahiti and Moorea, they remain for years, one archipel agricole. Their values ​​are, indeed, over 4,7 billion francs (all forms of production), nearly 75 % that of the total marketed production of French Polynesia.

Tahiti remains more than ever the main supplier of agricultural products largely due to the concurrence of efficient agriculture and proximity to major markets. For some products, it also supplies other islands and resorts.
Exports of agricultural products, a sharp increase compared to 1998, cover, in 1999, a little less 4 % agricultural imports. Exports of agricultural products and food are, value, 3,6 % total exports of French Polynesia.

The natural products industry Tahiti

Research is ongoing in our laboratory to analyze the natural substances contained in plants, trees and flowers. The goal is to create a market for products ranging from perfumes to cosmetics and medicinal natural. This work is conducted at the Laboratory for Medical Research and the Louis Malardé Analytical Chemistry Laboratory of the French University of the Pacific :

Essential oils and essences extracted from wood found in sandalwood Marquesas Islands;

The analysis of essential oils extracted from the flower of Tahiti Tiare and their uses to create scents, fragrances and essences industries perfume and cosmetics;

The chemistry of aromatic and medicinal plants (kava, metuapua, thespesia, miser), research is focused on the discovery of new products.

The "nono” : a new agricultural product for export

The ninth de Tahiti (Tahitian noni) is a very popular health food for centuries in Polynesia. Used as a traditional medicine, he had not been commercial developments so far.

The scientific name of this fruit is "Morinda citrifolia". Called "nono” Tahiti and the Marquesas, Hawaii is the name "Noni". Thanks to its unique properties and its natural virtues, a new export market opened for this product, transformed into a puree or juice flavored conditioning, it sold as a dietary supplement liquid including the U.S. market.

Plants and flowers of Tahiti : market for export expansion
Plants and Flowers of Tahiti have major advantages : some abundance throughout the year and quality guaranteed by a strict quarantine able to meet international. Demand mainly heliconias, I alpinias, Tiare flowers, orchids, Also the anthuriums, ginger-shampoo and Calathea.

GIE Tahiti Nui was created in 1993, it is a commercial structure comprising thirty horticulturists. The results reflect the growing demand, the average of exports of between 300 and 500 kg per week, to achieve 800 kg certain specific dates (Mother's Day, Valentine's Day and Christmas). In 1998 and 1999, exports divided between France, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Japan, the United States and Germany. New investments can be considered to strengthen technical leadership and develop new destinations.

Source:Tahiti-invest.com

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