EU assists Bula Coffee's expansion to Vanua Levu

Bula Coffee staff operating the mobile Coffee Processing unit that was purchased by the IACT Project Today, Bula Coffee co-founder, Luke Fryett, displayed the newly acquired mobile coffee processor in Nadroumai Village (Nadroga Province), which will…

Vanuatu farmers dig for policies online

Farmers in Vanuatu have a new tool – an online agricultural policy bank that provides easy access to summaries of key policy documents in English, French and Bislama. Launched in September 2015, the digital library ensures national stakeholders can have…

Strengthening environmental leadership and governance in North Efate

Two local environmental networks in Vanuatu are being supported in their work to conserve and manage natural resources. This follows a Social Leadership, Governance and Strategic Planning training conducted recently (14-17 February) in Mangaliliu Village…

Zoom - Cocoa project brings smile to locals

A timely intervention by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), in collaboration with the Pacific Community (SPC) and Australian universities, has made a positive impact on the cocoa industry in Vanuatu. The ACIAR Tropical…

Building outbreak investigation capacity in Vanuatu

Public health, clinical and laboratory professionals across Vanuatu convened in Port Vila this week to reinforce their outbreak investigation skills with the Pacific Data for Decision-Making (DDM) training programme. This is the second DDM training…

Sustainable agriculture and agroforestry replacing unproductive land use

A new publication from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural (ACIAR) provides a clear view of the current status of mixed species agroforestry in Fiji and Vanuatu and offers valuable insights into the potential for agroforestry development…

Vanuatu and Solomon Islands to conclude historic maritime boundary treaty

The Pacific Community (SPC) is welcoming the conclusion of 33 years of negotiations between Vanuatu and Solomon Islands with the signing of a Maritime Boundary Agreement between the countries. A signing ceremony involving the Solomon Islands Prime…

Vanuatu paravet trainees successfully complete summer school

The Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with Vanuatu’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity (MALFFB) recently completed a paravet training course for 22 livestock and biosecurity officers. The training was…

Para-vet training to support Vanuatu’s livestock industry

Twenty-two animal health and production workers as well as biosecurity officers from Vanuatu are undergoing specialised summer school training in Port Vila and Santo, Vanuatu, over the next two weeks (19–30 September) to become certified para…

Queensland Fire support Pacific disaster preparation

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is today hosting a professional development workshop with disaster managers from 15 Pacific Island countries to help strengthen the region’s ability to best respond to disasters.
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