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Over our history we have achieved significant and enduring impact in cooperation with our members and development partners.  Zoom in to learn more about the nature and impact of our work, and meet some of our beneficiaries.

What is aquatic biosecurity, and what is its relevance for the Pacific Islands region?

Nile tilapia being fed in Papua New Guinea. Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is an exotic species that has become an important commodity of the aquaculture sector in the Pacific Islands region, contributing to food security in several countries and…

Training in coastal fisheries monitoring

A data collector is using Tails to record catch data from a fishing trip (photo credit: Phil James, SPC).

Tuvalu prepares to dig deep for seabed mineral wealth

Tuvalu is the fourth Pacific country to pass laws for deep sea mineral activities, joining the Cook Islands, Fiji and Tonga. Deep sea minerals, such as sea floor massive sulphides, cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts and manganese nodules located in…

Ready to face emergencies in Niue

Every year, Pacific Island counties and territories (PICTs) face the possibility of cyclones and other life and livelihood-threatening emergencies. While countries and territories cannot stop a cyclone in its tracks, they can prepare for emergency…

Mineral treasures in Cook Islands seas

Deep below the sparkling blue waters around the Cook Islands lie deposits of minerals that could spark a new industry for the people of this small Pacific Island nation. Marine scientific research and offshore mineral exploration in the Exclusive…

Vanuatu farmers dig for policies online

Farmers in Vanuatu have a new tool – an online agricultural policy bank that provides easy access to summaries of key policy documents in English, French and Bislama. Launched in September 2015, the digital library ensures national stakeholders can have…

From the Pacific to New York: Pacific culture on display

Photo credit: Jessie Mc Comb  The artists: Maria Rova, Marita Wendt, Naomi Tozaka and Janet Lotawa

Zoom - World-first musculoskeletal health pilot in Solomon Islands

Survey team load their boat for a data collection trip Low back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal problems can make it difficult for people to work and enjoy activities with family and friends. Addressing these healthcare issues…

Zoom - Cocoa project brings smile to locals

A timely intervention by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), in collaboration with the Pacific Community (SPC) and Australian universities, has made a positive impact on the cocoa industry in Vanuatu. The ACIAR Tropical…

Zoom - Growing fresh food for the family in Tuvalu

Farmer Iokapeta Taliu starts every day the same way. “Every morning and afternoon, my husband and I work on our garden as part of our daily routine”, Iokapeta explained from her farm on Funafuti, Tuvalu’s main atoll. “My home garden is very useful to my…
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