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Pacific scientists planning and planting for a warmer world

This Earth Day, in communities around the world, the climate emergency is not some distant threat but a daily reality. The fallout is acutely felt by the people of the Pacific as they try to nurture their crops, secure water, protect shorelines and…

Interactive webinar on Blue Pacific Food Systems

Interactive webinar on Blue Pacific Food Systems coordonné par convened by Associate Professor ‘Amelia Afuha’amango Tu’ipulotu, Honorable Minister for Health, Kingdom of Tonga. Pacific governments, civil society, young people, Pacific food producers and…

Agroforestry: Critical in maintaining Pacific livelihoods

Fiji President lauds organic certification effort

In recognition of Fiji’s Rotuma island seeking organic status, Fiji’s President, His Excellency Major General (Retired) Jioji Konrote hosted island representatives, the Fiji Ministry of Agriculture, organic certification partners and staff from the…

PW Podcast S03-E03: Inside the Salad Bowl

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…

HRSD's Pacific Youth and COVID-19 and Agriculture Policy Briefs in Focus

In the Pacific, youth development is still under-resourced and faces many challenges. To support Pacific Islands and Territories in developing strategies to take on these challenges, the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Human Rights and Social Development (HRSD…

Protecting food security in the face of COVID-19

In a move to help boost food security as the Pacific recovers from COVID-19, The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Land Resources Division (LRD) has established two rapid response projects: The Pacific Regional Integrated Food and Nutrition Security Initiative…

Nadroumai Women set agroforestry standard for the future 

The Nadroumai Women’s Club in Western Viti Levu convened on the coral coast, last week, to celebrate a successful agroforestry project that will provide benefits for future generations. The project, “Enhancing value-added products and environmental…

„We will overcome it“: Experiences of the impact of COVID-19 in Suva, Fiji

This story originally appeared on the Inter Press Service website, it has been republished here with permission. 

REDD+ breathes new life into Pacific forests

Forests are called “the lungs of the earth” for good reason: their ability to draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen cleans our air and helps regulate the climate. Tropical rainforests, such as those found in the Pacific, are particularly…
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