Disease training offers hope for key Pacific crops

SPC staff drying and staining yam leaf cuttings for viewing under the microscope to see fungal spores during the plant disease training.   

Land Resources Division Research in focus: The forgotten giant of the Pacific

A giant taro patch in Tonga.  Photo : Filippo Guzzon.   

SPC Biosecurity and Plant Health teams answer call to help eradicate fruit fly on Tuvalu Island

The Tuvalu Department of Agriculture/Biosecurity team preparing fruit fly traps and lures ahead of field deployment.  

Land Resources Division (LRD) Research in Focus: Meet Arshni Shandil, research technician for the Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees.

SPC’s Land Resources Division is promoting a series of features and interviews that highlight its leading-edge science based research to promote a sustainable and resilient future for all Pacific people. Today, we talk with Arshni Shandil, a plant…

Coconut and kava markets to receive boost through Pacific based business-friendly initiative

Elmah Abel of Niu Organics sorting through coconuts at the mill in East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea   A new initiative to support and strengthen the kava and coconut industries in Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, respectively, was being…

Solomon Islands biosecurity training boosts safe trade efforts

25 april 2023 Solomon Islands biosecurity training boosts safe trade efforts   

The Pacific Plant Protection Organization (PPPO)/International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Regional Draft International Standards of Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) Workshop/Hybrid meeting and the PPPO Executive Committee (PPPO ExCo) Meeting/Hybrid

​Hybrid meeting taking place virtually and face to face at Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji

Vanuatu prioritises seeds for sustainable agriculture

Vanuatu is prioritising seed as an important sector for revitalising its food security resilience after signing a Direct Grant Agreement (DGA) between the Vanuatu Government and The Pacific Community (SPC), in partnership with Manaaki Whenua Landcare…

Strengthening veterinary services in the Pacific to improve animal health and production

The Pacific Community (SPC) has brought together relevant experts, government representatives and key stakeholders to strengthen animal health and production, and improve veterinary services which are lacking in the region    The Expert…

New Zealand announces 10million in climate financing to secure Pacific food crops for future generations

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced NZ10million in new funding to support the Blue Pacific seed bank and genetic resources at the Pacific Community (SPC) Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT).
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