Narikoso villagers elated with first harvest since planned relocation

Thursday 21 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva

Narikoso-harvestThe villagers of Narikoso in Kadavu are thrilled with their first vegetable harvest since their agricultural training conducted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and subsequent establishment of a community nursery and demonstration farms. This harvest is a significant milestone in the relocation of the villagers to their new site, a move they will have to make in order to escape the inundation of their coastal homes due to sea-level rise.

Traditional practices and integrated management help communities ensure the future of their marine resources

Thursday, 21 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) headquarters, Noumea, New Caledonia

lagoon-Pakin-AtollOn the atoll of Pakin, in Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), fishing is the main type of work and is a source of food and income through the sale of catches to the neighbouring island of Pohnpei, the main island in FSM. Yet fishers have noticed that there are fewer fish and invertebrates than there used to be and that they are smaller in size.

Maritime transport augments economic development

Wednesday 20 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva

Domestic-ships-docked-in-HoniaraThe Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to be held in Samoa from 1 to 4 September 2014 presents the Pacific region with a rare opportunity to influence the Post-2015 Development Agenda dialogue and ensure that the unique challenges of the region are put forward on the global stage. Sustainable economic development, which includes sustainable transport, is the focus of one of six plenary meetings that will take place at the SIDS conference. It is also part of the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Dialogue that will run in parallel with the plenary meetings.

SPC launches a new web-based map of epidemic alerts in the Pacific

Wednesday 20 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia

Web-based-map-Epidemics-PacificThe Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has just launched a new web-based interactive map showing current epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific region.


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