SPC Land Resources Division (NP) assists with organic certification in Pohnpei

Thursday 23 May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Pohnpei

SPC Land Resources Division’s North Pacific Office (LRD-NP), based in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), has been working to introduce the first organic certification for a food crop in FSM.  Mr Sei Uemoto, a Pohnpei black pepper farmer, is on track to being the first certified organic farmer in Pohnpei, with the assistance of LRD-NP, the Pacific Organic Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) and other partners in Pohnpei.

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Pacific taro set to take on the world!

Thursday 23 May 2013

Research in the Pacific region into pinpointing and growing the ‘best’ taro varieties could open up new markets for one of the world’s earliest cultivated crops and help to address food security in the region.

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SOPAC awarded 2013 DigitalGlobe Asia Pacific Innovation Trophy

Thursday 23 May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva
Today, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) accepted the 2013 DigitalGlobe (Asia Pacific) APAC Innovation Award. This award is in recognition of the systems and approaches SPC has taken in the adoption and introduction of DigitalGlobe imagery.

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Lagoon survey reveals Kiribati’s wartime past

22 May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Tarawa – Kiribati

A survey of the South Tarawa lagoon has revealed some potentially explosive secrets from its past as a major battleground of World War II. The survey was designed to identify battle debris that still litters the floor of the lagoon seventy years after the infamous Battle of Tarawa in 1943.

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