POETCOM launches 10-year Anniversary celebrations

Commemorating a decade of ground-breaking contributions to the organic movement in the Pacific region and globally, the Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) launched its 10 Year Anniversary celebrations today.

Pacific Organic Farmers move to develop national organic policies

Vegetable farmers working in Tagabe Agricultural Farm in Vanuatu. In a call for support of organics in the region, Pacific organic farmers and farmer organisations agreed on strengthening organic practices through the Regional Organic Policy Development…

Inter-Continental Network of Organic Farmers Organizations (INOFO) General Assembly of the Oceania Pasifika Region (Part 2)

WHEN: Part One: 22 September 2021 – from 2 pm to 4.30 pm FJ Time Part Two: 13 October 2021– from 2 pm to 4.30 pm FJ Time WHERE: Virtual on Zoom HOW: REGISTER BY 17 SEPTEMBER 2021 | registration link below: https://spc.zoom.us/meeting/register/…

Inter-Continental Network of Organic Farmers Organizations (INOFO) General Assembly of the Oceania Pasifika Region (Part 1)

WHEN: Part One: 22 September 2021 – from 2 pm to 4.30 pm FJ Time Part Two: 13 October 2021– from 2 pm to 4.30 pm FJ Time WHERE: Virtual on Zoom HOW: REGISTER BY 17 SEPTEMBER 2021 | registration link below: https://spc.zoom.us/meeting/register/…

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Gets Global Boost at Organic World Gathering

Julie Uka in her organic garden in the Cook Islands. New ground in the international organic movement was broken at the 2021 IFOAM Organic International General Assembly on September 14 with the official passing of a motion to add Gender Equality and…

Pacific Organic Farmers Call for Innovative Solutions to Sustainable Food Systems Effort

Innovative approaches to manage natural resources to strengthen food security and poverty alleviation and contribute to the wellbeing of the Pacific people was called for by the Pacific organic movement during a virtual dialogue last week. The Dialogue…

Pacific Organic Learning Farm Network Launch

The Pacific Organic Learning Farm (OLF) Network is an LRD project administered by POETCom. The launch is at SPC HQ in Noumea next Friday, May 28 at 10 am Noumea time, 11 am in Fiji.

Gender inclusion and Pacific values affirmed in new organic agriculture strategy launch

Gender inclusion and Pacific values affirmed in new organic agriculture strategy launch 23 November 2020 –

Empowering Women in Organic Value Chains

As COVID-19 shapes and re-shapes the “new normal” in the Pacific, organic food and products will be a key to community adaptation and resiliency in the region’s economies and livelihoods, with the opportunity to advance a more inclusive gender and people…

COVID-19 disruption provides incentive to increase organics

Organic farmers and agricultural product producers in the Pacific are calling for an increase in consumption of local, sustainably grown healthy food, as well as greater use of technology and online platforms for growing, selling and buying produce as a…
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