Caribbean-Pacific exchange to strengthen capacity for crop researchers and extension officers

11 October 2016, Kingston

TarosNine Pacific Island researchers and extension officers from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu and the Pacific Community (SPC) are on a study tour to the Caribbean islands of Jamaica and Trinidad to learn and exchange practices covering staple crops such as yam, taro and sweet potato.

Launch of Pacific Ridge to Reef programme

10 October 2016, Nadi

RidgetoReefOver 50 delegates across the Pacific Island region convened in Nadi today to officially launch the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Pacific Ridge to Reef programme aimed at improving the livelihoods and opportunities of Pacific Islanders through local actions to conserve and rehabilitate their environments.

Vanuatu and Solomon Islands to conclude historic maritime boundary treaty

7 October 2016, Port Vila

maritime boundaryThe Pacific Community (SPC) is welcoming the conclusion of 33 years of negotiations between Vanuatu and Solomon Islands with the signing of a Maritime Boundary Agreement between the countries.

Pacific Community pays tribute to Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi

7 October 2016, Suva

RRRTThe Pacific Community (SPC) extends deepest condolences to the family of Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi who, at the time of his passing, was an External Advisory Board Member of SPC’s Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT).

Curbing the coconut rhinoceros beetle in the Pacific

5 October 2016, Suva
rhinoceros-beetleThe Pacific Community (SPC) is taking proactive measures to assist Samoa and other Pacific Island countries and territories in their efforts to curb any resurgence of the coconut rhinoceros beetle.


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