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Seeds Handover to Fiji Government and Launch of New Regional Initiatives Supported by MFAT and DFAT

This week the Pacific Community (SPC) handed over 350kg vegetable seeds and 400 tissue culture plants to the Fiji Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). The event was part of Pacific Seeds for Life (PS4L) and represented the projects first contribution towards…

Remarks by SPC DDG, Dr A. Aumua at the Launch of 'Pacific Seeds for Life' and funding for Regional Genebank

Check against delivery Statement by Dr. Audrey Aumua  Delivered at the Launch of 'Pacific Seeds for Life' and funding announcement for Regional Genebank Suva, Fiji 27 May 2020   The Honourable Minister of Agriculture Fiji, Dr Mahendra Reddy, His…

SPC Food Systems for Health and Nutrition Integrated Programme successfully completes online design workshop series

Participants of the Food Systems for Health and Nutrition integrated programme workshop series on Zoom. (Ed Boydell) Reflections by Karen Mapusua - Manager Operations at SPC’s Land Resources Division (LRD)

COVID-19 creating operational challenges for SPC’s regional gene bank

The COVID-19 crisis is having severe impact on the global development sector, making it mandatory for organizations, such as the Pacific Community (SPC) to adjust the way they work.

Pacific countries strengthen border monitoring in response to African Swine Fever threat

31 March 2020  Papua New Guinea recently announced that its multi-million pork industry is now under threat after African Swine Fever (ASF) was discovered in Mendi, in the Southern Highlands Province. It is believed that the disease was transported…

Nadroumai Women improve soil health through Agroforestry

Exacerbating erosion, flooding and drought events was on the rise due to unsustainable agriculture and resource exploitation within the Nadroumai catchment near Sigatoka in Fiji- but thanks to the dedication of women and youth in the area, the future is…

Vanuatu’s successful containment of a coconut palm killer

 Protecting Pacific’s coconut palms from coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) has been an ongoing battle in the region. Since its first case of CRB in Mangaliliu in 2019, Vanuatu has stepped up responses to eradicate this pest from its islands with the…

Vanuatu Country Programming

​SPC will be in Port Vila in the week of 9th March, 2020, to work with country counterparts in a number of sectors to define activities under the SPC/Vanuatu Country Program. The Vanuatu Country Program is an agreed program of focused actions under a set…

Strengthening Atoll Agriculture in Tuvalu

Newly developed special compost recipes are set to make a positive impact on agriculture for Funafala and Funafuti in Tuvalu. The newly developed recipes use biomass which is readily available in Tuvalu, to create composts that meet the nutritional…

Pacific Agriculture and Forestry Ministers Endorse Strategy for International Year of Plant Health 2020

Pacific Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry and Heads of Delegations from 21 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) officially endorsed a strategy for the International Year of Plant Health 2020 at the second Ministers of Agriculture and…
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