SPC Facilitates Fiji Sugar Stakeholders Meeting

Tuesday 10th December, 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

Various stakeholders within the sugar industry, including policy makers, representatives of the private sector and farmer organisations were brought together in a one-day workshop to learn more about the European Union-funded Improvement of Key Services to Agriculture (IKSA) project. The meeting was held at Tanoa waterfront Hotel in Lautoka earlier this month.

Samoan agricultural staff trained at SPC

Tuesday 10 December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacifc Community (SPC) Suva

Two members of staff from the tissue culture unit of the Crops Division of Samoa's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) had a one-week attachment at the end of November at SPC's Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) in Narere, Fiji.  The training was mainly focused on the micro-propagation protocols of taro currently developed and optimised by CePaCT.

Nelson Mandela: A life to celebrate

Nelson Mandela died on 5 December. On behalf of the SPC community I would like to express our deeply held sentiments of immense respect, admiration and affection for one of the greatest men to have lived in the last century, perhaps the greatest. Madiba – as he was often respectfully and affectionately addressed – has passed away, but he has not left us. 

Regional energy experts meet in Suva to discuss energy projects

Monday 9 December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

The Pacific Energy Advisory Group (PEAG) met in Suva 3–4 December to discuss the implementation of the Framework for Action on Energy Security in the Pacific (FAESP) 2010–2020, the development of new regional projects, and preparations for the officials and ministers meeting in April 2014.


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