Land Resources Division (LRD)

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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 –…

Meet Ulamila Lutu: 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 Ulamila Lutu, Research Technician at CePaCT, World Centre for…

Meet Priteshna Kumar: 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 Priteshna Kumar, SPC Laboratory Technician (CePaCT) – World…

Inaugural Fiji Chocolate Competition highlights resurgent cocoa sector

The Ministry of Agriculture in Fiji in partnership with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the Pacific Community (SPC), announced the winners of the Inaugural Fiji Chocolate (Cocoa) Competition today at the Vanua…

Meet Arshni Shandil: 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 Arshni Shandil - Research Technician at CePaCT, World Centre…

Fiji, Samoa and Solomon Islands highlight increasing threat of pests and diseases for Pacific agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and Pacific Community (SPC) met with national stakeholders from Samoa, Solomon Islands and Fiji this week to discuss the serious threat of pests and diseases for Pacific agriculture.
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