Drought then flood – food security concerns in Solomon Islands Choiseul Province

Wednesday 15 May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji 
Ethel Madada (left) in an interview with Choiseul Province Women’s Agriculture Officer, part of the joint SPC, GIZ, UNDP and MAL team.
The situation in Choiseul province is one that is becoming increasingly familiar to communities throughout the Pacific. Increased weather variability linked to climate change, including more droughts and more floods, is impacting livelihoods. Ethel Madada from Sepa village in southern Choiseul, Solomon Islands, is struggling to put food on the table. Recent flooding following a drought in January has damaged her sweet potatoes, yams, peanuts, bananas and cassava.

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Pacific Disability Forum and SPC join forces

Nadi, Fiji, 14 May 2013

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) signed a memorandum of understanding on 14 May 2013.
 

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Solomon Islands delegation tours Fiji to learn about REDD+

Tuesday 14 May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Suva

A delegation of ten people from Solomon Islands is on a one-week study tour in Fiji to meet key stakeholders involved in the Fiji’s REDD+ (reducing emission through deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries) readiness programme.

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Regional civil society dialogue calls for a human rights approach to development in the region

Monday 13 May 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

A regional dialogue for civil society organisation (CSO) representatives from across the Pacific, organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Regional Rights Resources Team (SPC RRRT) in partnership with Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), ended last Friday, calling for the adoption and integration of a human rights-based approach in all national and regional development processes.

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