Land Resources Division

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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…

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.

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.

Coconut workshop on selection of seeds and planting techniques to improve options for farming households in the Pacific

Peter Kjaer, farmer from Taveuni discusses a point with Vijendra Kumar, Ministry of Agriculture Fiji, while Victor Mataora from Cook Islands looks on.   Aiming to improve the Pacific coconut sector’s competitiveness and sustainability, the Coconut…

SPC and ACIAR sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

SPC’s Deputy Director General, Dr Audrey Aumua and the ACIAR Chief Executive Officer, Professor Andrew Campbell   The Pacific Community (SPC) and its longstanding partner, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have signed…

Traditional knowledge helping to create official land records in Solomon Islands

Meetings with leaders held in Kia this week confirm strong interest in proceeding with customary land recording of Barora Fa’a land in Isabel Province. There are currently no official government records regarding land ownership in Barora Fa’a, which has…

Launch of SPC market study and six pilot projects to enhance competitiveness of Pacific coconut industry

A market study report and six pilot projects providing advancement and opportunities for the coconut industry in the Pacific were launched on Thursday, 25 January 2018, at the Melanesian hotel in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
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