The Polynesian spirit testifies the “joie de vivre” in these islands, moulded by the abundance of Mother Nature. Agriculture is the third resource of French Polynesia behind tourism and cultured black pearl industries. For some productions, agricultural techniques development stirred up market supplies. Since the 90s, market gardening is regular thanks to hydroponics. The quality of local productions can be compared to foreign productions and covers French Polynesia’s needs.
Having the benefit of a favourable climate and a fertile ground, Polynesian products contain exceptional energetic values and line up on the international market as premium and high quality products. Consequently, food-producing goods and fruits (vanilla, juice, jams, chutney, chips, tea, coffee, etc…) are well appreciated in a consumer society who henceforth favours natural and preservatives-free products. As quality is as important for customers as it is for producers, regulatory institutions give labels, proof of quality to products responding to their strict criteria.
French Polynesia also counts among its products an internationally-renowned Polynesian beer, the HINANO. This beer has been exported for the last few years in several countries such as France, Japan, Hawaii, New Caledonia and in California. It has been granted several distinctions such as the Gold Medal of Quality from 1990 to 1993 during the World Beer Selections in Luxembourg and Brussels.
Being a mutating economic sector, Polynesian fishery went from handicraft to industrial production in a few years. Although benefiting from a favourable conjuncture, French Polynesia also has important structural assets such as:
- Quality product.
- A 5 million square meters economic zone where only 5% are exploited.