Fruits and Spices Officer


The fruit and spices section is responsible for the production of all fruit trees and spices. They are in charge of training of farmers in establishing and managing a nursery, methods on grafting and budding of fruit trees along with spices and also are responsible for distributing planting materials to farmers and other DARD centers within the outer islands of Vanuatu. This section headed by the Fruit and spice officer and nursery man.

2018 Santo Agriculture Show

The Santo 2018 Agriculture show has been a success. All agricultural products were showcased during the event making the show very successful and attracts a lot of people from the four Northern provinces.

Sustainable agricultural crop production is very important for people's livelihood in terms of food security which means that people need to have food supplies available and stable to guarantee healthy living. 

 Regular farmer training is very important to equip farmers with useful skills and knowledge specifically in agriculture to help them better cultivate their farm land taking into account the importance of crop resilience due to frequent natural disasters.    

 Vanuatu has very important cash crops including kava, cocoa, coconut and coffee. These cash crops contribute greatly to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth. To date there is an increase in kava production and a drop in copra production.