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Building a better future for Pacific lands: SPC Soil Scientist Dr. Ellen Iramu

Building a better future for Pacific lands: SPC Soil Scientist Dr. Ellen Iramu   Soil is life for the Pacific’s agricultural communities. The fruits of their livelihood feed the region, and are vital year-round, particularly during a crisis such as COVID…

Protecting the diversity of coconuts in the Pacific islands

Researchers in the Pacific recently travelled to a remote island in Fiji to collect endangered coconut specimens as part of an ACIAR-supported project ­­­to conserve the plant’s genetic diversity. Coconut palms, commonly referred to as the ‘Tree of Life…

What is SPC? - Presentation of the SPC's Land Resources Division

Surrounded by a vast expanse of ocean, Pacific countries’ land resources are at the heart of the region’s resilience. In this video from the “What is SPC?” series, get an overview of what SPC is doing in agriculture, such as:

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…

UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 26)

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC was originally scheduled to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK. On 28 May 2020, the COP Bureau decided that it would take place from 1-12 November 2021, in Glasgow,…

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 –

Safeguarding Pacific agriculture with science

New plant health laboratory launched to boost Pacific food security

Launch of the SPC Plant Health Laboratory

​Location: SPC Narere Campus, Suva, Fiji

From the ground up – soil science improves Pacific diets

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