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Vanuatu Agricultural Research and Technical Centre (VARTC) is the national research centre for coconut, coffee, cocoa and livestock in Vanuatu. More recently root/tuber crops, nuts and breadfruit have been added to the research programme. VARTC contributes to the economic development of Vanuatu by selling improved plant materials and cattle, providing training in agriculture and breeding, and providing scientific and technical information.
Vanuatu is situated on a volcanic archipelago of 86 islands where traditional lifestyles exist side-by-side with tourist resorts. Coconut oil, copra, kava and beef make up more than 75 per cent of total agricultural exports. View country
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