The European-Vanuatu Foundation funds and develops a research center, Dixon Reef, in order to develop new techniques for fermenting, drying and conditioning copra, cocoa beans and various agricultural products.
Farming has its rightful place too: there are about 50 animals in the livestock. The Dixon Reef Plantation is an agricultural structure combining innovation, production and sharing, located on the west coast of Malekula Island. Its remote location forces to reach a maximum self-sufficiency regarding energy (solar installation), food and construction.
The pilot farm is a resource center for the nearby communities.