Plahe JK, Hawkes S, Ponnamperuma S. Corporate diet and food sovereignty in the Pacific Islands. Contemporary Pacific. 2013;2013 (2):309-38. FRCA, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority. International agreements. 2014 2016 [cited 2014 Apr 30]; Available from: www.frca.org.fj/international-agreements/. Our goal is a sustainable trade policy that guarantees a fair income and decent conditions for workers and gives all citizens access to quality products. Trade policy, combined with food and social policy, should ensure a balance between fair prices for producers and a level playing field for farmers, decent wages and access to appropriate and nutritious good quality food. Fiji`s move towards free market reforms from 1986 onwards and its export promotion policy in the 1980s fostered a less restrictive environment, which was associated with changes in Fiji`s food imports.

This was associated with Fiji`s accession to the WTO and WTO trade liberalisation commitments, including the phasing out of import certificate controls for imports, including foodstuffs such as white rice, meat products, snacks, soft foods and sugar. The removal of import licence controls for all agricultural products (including foodstuffs) appears to have contributed to an increase in the number of fresh fruit, legumes, nuts and seeds, whole grains, including brown rice (as shown in Figure 2) and an increase in sugar, energy-rich drinks, sweet snacks and tasty snacks, as shown in Figure 3. General Mills, also based in Minnesota, partners in the Food Solution program, in which they collaborate with organizations such as Cargill and Bühler to help and assist in the construction of small food processing businesses in sub-Saharan Africa. According to Pardey, the main challenges for agriculture and food security in regions such as East Africa and sub-Saharan Africa lie in research and logistics. MSG, secretariat of the Melanean spearhead group. MSG Trade Agreement 2005. 2014 2016 [cited 2014 Apr 25]; Available from: www.msgsec.info/index.php/publicationsdocuments-a-downloads/msg-trade-agreement-2005….