Land Resources Division (LRD)

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Coconuts for Livelihoods Project

A new initiative to strengthen the conservation and utilization of coconut diversity and to support the rejuvenation of coconut-based livelihoods in the Pacific Islands was launched by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR…

Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) 2019

The Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) is a biennial event, the inaugural week having been hosted by the Government of Vanuatu in 2017. This year's host is the Government of Samoa. Within the PWA, SPC is hosting the second Special Session of the Heads of…

ACIAR-SPC Roundtable Meeting

​The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) partners with SPC in the areas of agriculture, forests and fisheries. This roundtable is a preparatory meeting toward the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) to be held in Samoa from 30…

SPC ensuring long-term sustainability of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture for PICTs

Capacity-building for plant genetic resources in the PICTs

Innovative networks key to improving agricultural advisory services for Pacific smallholder farmers

Political support harnessed with innovative regional networks could potentially improve the lives of smallholder farmers in Fiji and the Pacific. To make this a reality, the Fiji Agricultural Advisory Services (FAAS) network has been established as a…

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

The event, hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Korea Forest Service (KFS), will highlight the need to integrate forestry into the wider context of environment, society and sustainable development, where economic,…

See what seeds can do

‘Before, when I want to plant, I have to have money. I have to go to the shop or to the agriculture office and buy vegetable seeds. Now, I do not need to go the shop. I just make my own seeds.’ Mary Nipisina is one of about thirty ni-Vanuatu women…

Conserving crop diversity is a foundation for improving livelihoods in the Pacific

Conserving crop diversity is the foundation for improving livelihoods the Pacific  

Meet Maraia Dure Ravulo: Women in Science Week

11 February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Over the next two weeks we are highlighting some of the inspiring women scientists working in the Pacific Community.    Meet Maraia Dure Ravulo, SPC Laboratory Technician at CePaCT –…
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