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 Workshop on…

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).

Improving communities from Ridge to Reef

The land in Pacific Island nations is inexorably connected to the sea.  As small parcels of terrain in the world’s largest ocean, these nations must depend on this connection to ensure their development is both holistic and resilient.  One project that…

Preserving the genetic treasures of the past to build the future: The Pacific Community at 75

Preserving the genetic treasures of the past to build the future: The Pacific Community at 75 The Pacific Community turned 75 on the 6th of February 2022. As we mark 75 years of the Pacific Community’s Service to the region, on the 6th of each month we…

Online para-vet training steps up for Pacific livestock health

Animal health officers are the eyes and ears of veterinarians in many Pacific countries where there are few or no veterinarians. They safeguard livestock health and provide essential regional animal disease surveillance. However, as they are not fully…

New greenhouse facility set to increase Pacific plant research and generation

Photo: Governor-General David Hurley and SPC's Land Resources Division Director Karen Mapusua tour the new Quarantine greenhouse - credit: SPC Australian Governor General David Hurley today opened the new Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT)…

New agreement set to boost Pacific’s livestock and animal health production system

 In the bid to boost the region’s  animal health and livestock production systems, the Pacific Community (Land Resources Division (LRD) have signed a four-year partnership agreement with the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment…

Addressing coconut damage and recovery after volcanic eruptions

The volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga remind us of the power of nature and the vulnerability of small Pacific Island communities.  The immediate consequences of ash and destruction are spectacular, but the longer-term effects and disruption of…
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