SPC project meeting opens in Vanuatu

Thursday 12 June, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Fiji
Mr Tari Molisale harvesting a new sweet potato hybrid (short-nodes) bred by  Vanuatu Agricultural Research and Training Centre and is tolerant to sandy conditionsThe Director General of Vanuatu's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Biosecurity, Mr Howard Aru, officially opened an important project meeting at the Vanuatu Agricultural Research and Training Centre (VARTC) at the end of May.

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SPC Treaty-funded project supports first Pacific breeders' network

Thursday, 12 June 2014Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Fiji

At a recent workshop (28–30 May) for the project Strengthening the resilience of Pacific agricultural systems to climate change through enhancing access to and use of diversity, held at the Vanuatu Agricultural Research and Training Centre (VARTC) on Espirito Santo, participants established the first Pacific breeders' network.

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Work together for best results

Wednesday 11 June 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Fiji

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), in collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, organised a one-day (9 June) roundtable discussion for the sugar and non-sugar stakeholders in the sugarcane belt areas of Fiji, with the shared objective of contributing to improved rural incomes in these areas. The meeting was held in Lautoka's Waterfront Hotel.

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Partnerships with civil society organisations a key to sustainable development

Civil society organisations (CSOs) may work in diverse areas but they all share special understanding and experience of the issues they focus on. The value of partnerships with CSOs and the connections between gender, effective climate change responses and sustainable development are the subject of a forum in Nadi, Fiji, with participants from 13 Pacific Island countries.

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