Tonga focuses on agriculture as a significant sector to address development priorities

22 July, 2016, Nuku’alofa

PAPPThe Kingdom of Tonga is the third Pacific Island country - following Vanuatu and Solomon Islands - to launch its national Agriculture Policy Bank, following a joint presentation of it’s Agriculture Sector Plan and official launch of the Tonga Agriculture Policy Bank in the capital Nuku’alofa today.

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Launch of multi-media competition: Why reading matters

22 July 2016, Suva

EQAPIn the lead up to International Literacy Day on 8 September, the Pacific Community (SPC) is conducting a campaign with Pacific education ministries to raise awareness on the importance of reading.

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Tukuraki village relocation

21 July 2016, Ba

Road-GradingThe village of Tukuraki in Yakete, Ba is based precariously under a steep mountain which means its risk of being hit by natural disasters is a reality for its community. In January 2012, a landslide plunged through the community killing a family of four and burying more than 50 percent of the village area after a week of heavy rain in the western division triggered the slip.  The landslide also wiped out the village access road, fresh water resources, and homes.

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Emae descendants vow to protect island with organics

19 July 2016, Suva

organicPassionate about protecting all that’s dear - the land, sea and forests - has inspired the chiefs and people of Emae Island in Vanuatu to declare their homeland organic.

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