International Day for Biological Diversity

Biological diversity is often understood in terms of the wide variety of plants, animals and microorganisms, but it also includes genetic differences within each species — for example, between varieties of crops and breeds of livestock — and the variety…

International Mother Earth Day

When Mother Earth sends us a message Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action. Nature is suffering. Oceans filling with plastic and turning more acidic. Extreme heat, wildfires and floods, as well as a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season,…

International Day of Forests 2022

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012. The organizers are the United Nations Forum on Forests and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with…

SPC's 2021 at a glance: Land Resources

As COVID-19 continued to cause disruptions in 2020 and well into late 2021 in the Pacific, SPC’s Land Resources Division (LRD) adapted, diversifying major programmes and finding new ways of working.

Banking on seeds for healthy Pacific livelihoods

A sustainable seed system is crucial to ensuring farmers have timely access to affordable quality seeds. However, access to quality vegetable seeds has been a long-standing challenge for farmers not only in Fiji, but throughout the Pacific.

New Seeds and Processing Storage Unit launched for Fiji Ministry of Agriculture

The Fiji Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) has launched its Seeds Processing and Storage Unit gifted to the ministry under the New Zealand funded Pacific Seeds for Life (PS4L) programme at its Sigatoka, Fiji Research Station. Coordinated by the Pacific…

Kiribati steps up coconut pest control efforts through virtual training

Kiribati biosecurity officials took vital precautionary steps to prevent the invasion of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Guam biotype (CRB-G) in the country through a virtual training on the fast-spreading pest on December 14.

SPC Land Resources Division launches new website

To capture its growth, progress and enhanced integration into the organization and the wider Pacific community, SPC’s Land Resources Division today launched a completely redesigned and revitalized website that aims to inspire new energy for 2022 and…

Regional Poetry Competition

Prior to this year’s International Youth Day, the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Human Rights and Social Development (HRSD) division launched a poetry competition highlighting the theme Transforming Food systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary…

Ellen, a soil scientist at SPC: “There is a bigger role for Pacific women to play in the scientific world”

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