Rainwater tank manufacturing facility opens in Niue

Friday 20 December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Alofi, Niue,

The Premier of Niue, the Honourable Toke Talagi, officially opened a new plastic tank moulding facility on Thursday last week. The opening was attended by about 100 people, a considerable turnout in the small island nation of Niue, which has a population of around 1,500.

SPC secures a unique world record – 100,000 tuna tagged by one individual

The tuna tagging experiments conducted by SPC’s Oceanic Fisheries Programme (OFP) are acknowledged to be among the most comprehensive in the world and have recently achieved yet another milestone. 

SPC regional taro breeding programme generates new hybrids

An ongoing breeding programme of taro, targeting climate resilient traits such as drought tolerance, has made positive progress in four countries: Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands and American Samoa. Over 5,000 new taro hybrids have been produced already by Cook Islands and Tonga, whilst Fiji and American Samoa are expected to harvest new seeds for germination in the screen house soon.

Countries encouraged to ratify two international instruments at SPC meeting

Thursday, 12 December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

Countries were encouraged to ratify two international instruments at the regional meeting organised by SPC on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture held in Suva, Fiji last week. The meeting was convened specifically for parties that have not yet acceded to the Treaty, but have indicated willingness to become parties to it.

Tree seed technology training conducted in Fiji by CSIRO and SPC

Friday 13 December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

Suva, one-week training on tree seed technology was recently conducted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and SPC at the Forestry Training Centre in Colo-i-Suva, Fiji. Technical staff of the Fiji Forestry Department, one participant from Sud Forest, New Caledonia, and one participant from Future Forest of Fiji Limited attended this training.


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