Project set to provide deep sea mineral guidance to Timor Leste stakeholders

18 November 2014, Suva

High-temperature-black-smokerThe SPC-EU Deep Sea Minerals (DSM) Project – a partnership between the European Union (EU) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community – assists 15 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States, including Timor Leste, to put in place the necessary legal instruments to regulate DSM activities and develop regional frameworks that can be used by these countries.

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SPC and EU help Samoan farmers gain market access to the tourism industry

17 November 2014, Suva

SPC-EU-samoanfarmersMore than 25 smallholder farmers, including six women, mainly from the ‘salad bowl’ region on the main island of Upolu in Samoa, met at Nuu Extension Centre on Monday 10 November to receive tips on how to market their produce to hoteliers and resort owners.

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Leaders to urge French President to take Pacific climate case to Paris

16 November 2014, Noumea

seaweedsWhen they meet tomorrow in New Caledonia, Pacific Island leaders will look to the President of the Republic of France, H.E. François Hollande, to take their compelling case for action on climate change all the way to the United Nations conference in Paris in 12 months’ time.

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No farmers – No food: theme of Samoa's agricultural show

11 November 2014, Samoa

savaii-talo-competitionA large number of taro farmers recently flocked to the town centres on the islands of Upolu and Savaii in Samoa for their annual agricultural shows in a bid to be recognised for their best and most unique varieties of taro. Importantly, it is during these agricultural shows that new lines are identified for possible export suitability.

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