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.

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.

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.

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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