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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.

Genetic resources for food and nutrition security, from the Pacific to the world

Genetic resources for food and nutrition security, from the Pacific to the world  

Coconut Risk Management and Mitigation Training: A Bid to Protect Pacific Island Economies

Twenty-seven diverse experts and stakeholders from the coconut industry refined and finalised the “Coconut Risk Management and Mitigation Manual for the Pacific Region” in a 4-day regional Pacific training, this week in Nadi.

The futur of food - Supporting resilient Pacific Food Systems under climate change

SPC through its Land Resources Division, is working on creating models for resilience based on sustainable food systems. This is critical to the global conversation on climate change – if small islands at the frontlines of climate change can create…


Side event: Climate change Ambition Day, When: Wednesday 12 December, from 2pm to 3pm Where: Pacific & Koronivia Pavilion Using the nexus of science with traditional and local knowledge, SPC is empowering communities to use the best of their history…

Growing root crops in Atolls

Pest and Disease Management on Coconut Plantations

The Solomon Islands Quality Copra Oil Value Chain for the Domestic Market: The Chottu Coconut Products Case Study

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