Podcast Pacific Way S03-E03: Plongée dans un haut lieu de la production maraîchère

C’est dans la vallée de Sigatoka, haut lieu de la production maraîchère des Fidji, que sont produits la plupart des fruits et légumes frais du pays. Mais cette région très fertile attire également des nuisibles affamés. Dans cet épisode, nous nous rendons dans la vallée de Sigatoka avec des spécialistes de la santé des végétaux pour parler avec les agriculteurs des mesures permettant de protéger leurs cultures.

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Sigatoka Valley is known as the 'Salad Bowl' of Fiji proving a majority of the islands fresh fruits and vegetables. But this highly fertile region also attracts hungry pests eager to take a bite out of the bowl. 

The Pacific Community through its Land Resources Division is now better equipped to prepare and respond to these threats through its the first of its kind, plant health laboratory.

Commissioned in later October 2020 the lab is housed at the SPC Campus in Narere in Fiji and will allow Pacific Island Countries to develop controls for emerging biosecurity threats, including pests and diseases. Designed to bolster regional capacity, the plant health laboratory enables SPC scientists to study various pests and diseases requiring a high level of biosecurity containment, such as insects, fungi, viruses, and bacteria.

In this episode we travel with plant health specialists to the Sigatoka Valley and talk with farmers about measures to protect their crops. 



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