Sustainable Pacific development through science, knowledge and innovation
A Pacific battle to eradicate the rhinoceros beetle
Ask someone to describe the Pacific and inevitably they will think of the coconut palms that decorate every Island nation. But the palms are more than providers of shade and backdrops for postcards; they are a central part of the region’s economy, and their health is essential to the continued prosperity of Pacific people. Recently, however, the health of coconut palms has come under severe threat.
Greening vacant land in Viti Levu’s sugarcane belt
On 7 April, 2017, the European Union (EU)-funded, SPC-managed Reforest and Fairtrade Projects, in collaboration with the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC), organised a tree distribution exercise for cane farmers at the FSC office in Nadi. The trees were distributed to Leader Farmers of the Legalega, Meigunyah, Malolo, Nawaicoba and Yako cane sectors.