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.

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.

Vegetable seedling manual to assist farmers in post-disaster rehabilitation

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

One outcome of a collaborative effort of national and regional organisations and the private sector to improve farmer’s access to seedlings after a natural disaster was the publication of Fiji’s first practical guide for growing vegetable seedlings. Launched in Nadi last week, the publication was produced by the Small and Micro Enterprise Development Project for Sustainable Seedling Supply, a collaboration of SPC and AusAID, which aims to establish new nurseries throughout Fiji and improve famers’ access to seedlings.

Launching of animal health and production publications and DVDs

Today, the Animal Health and Production thematic team of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s Land Resources Division (SPC-LRD) launched a series of special publications and DVD materials to assist Pacific Island countries and territories to build their national capacity in the areas of animal health, animal biosecurity and public health.


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