Lack of recognition for women’s contribution to agriculture
Photo Credit: CARE Vanuatu
Pacific women must have a voice in shaping the future of the regions agriculture sector
For many generations, both in the Pacific region and across the world, women have been positively influencing their families and communities. Often, they have the primary family responsibility for ensuring food security, and as a group, are an essential…
Q&A with the Gender and Value Chains Advisor for Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community (POETCom), Flavia Ciribello
Women contribute significantly to their nation’s economies. In the Pacific, this overarches the formal, informal, subsistence and domestic labour activities; yet economically, their contribution often remains invisible or overlooked.
Strengthening Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems in Tonga and Samoa
Senior officials from technical agencies from Samoa and Tonga representing their respective meteorological, hydrological and disaster management offices gathered in Nadi, Fiji, from 7-8 October 2019, for a technical meeting focusing on implementation of…
Containing the Spread of African Swine Fever, Meet Elenoa Salele, Animal Health and Production (AH&P) Technician, LRD
The African Swine Fever (ASF) is crippling Papua New Guinea’s multi-million dollar pork industry after it was discovered in the Southern Highland Province of Mendi Munihu on 26 March this year. The virus was suspected when 336 pigs died in February.
Pacific Women lead the region in combating deforestation and forest degradation
Loraini’s story of becoming one of few female Forestry Technicians in the Pacific
Responding to food and nutritional security, Meet Ulamila Lutu, Research Technician CePaCT, LRD
Ulamila Lutu is a Research Technician at the Pacific Community's Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT), formerly known as the Regional Germplasm Centre. It’s a lab facility that maintains, tests and distributes crop varieties and is operated by the…
Graduation marks milestone as interest in micro-qualifications increases
One of the first micro-qualifications developed by the Pacific Community (SPC) has been successfully delivered by The University of the South Pacific (USP).
Now available: Pacific guidelines for healthy eating during pregnancy
A healthy diet is critical to the healthy development of a growing baby and pregnancy presents an opportunity to promote good health and break the cycle of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The Pacific guidelines for healthy eating during pregnancy is a…