Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Supporting data driven progress towards SDGs in Pacific Agriculture and Fisheries

Policy decisions relating to food security and sustainable agricultural development can now be made more effectively based on high quality, timely and relevant statistics. This is the vision of the Pacific Strategic Plan for Agricultural and Fisheries…

Experts Responsible for World’s Largest Tuna Fisheries Come Together to Work Towards More Sustainable Management

Fishery managers from Western and Central Pacific Ocean states which collectively produce over half of the world’s tuna come together to further understanding of tuna management best practices. The Common Oceans ABNJ Tuna Project workshop series is back…

Pacific Week of Agriculture set for grand opening in Vanuatu

Port Vila Market, Vanuatu - Photo by Phillip Capper

Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN) looks to strengthen conservation and use of plant genetic resources

The Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN) has been formalised to strengthen its role in the Pacific in the conservation and use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. The network, under the auspices of the UN FAO…

Launch of Pacific Ridge to Reef programme

Over 50 delegates across the Pacific Island region convened in Nadi today to officially launch the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Pacific Ridge to Reef programme aimed at improving the livelihoods and opportunities of Pacific Islanders through local…

Recognition for efforts to halt biodiversity loss in Pacific

Efforts by the Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN) and the Pacific Community (SPC) to conserve genetic material and halt the loss of biodiversity have been recognised at regional consultations organised by the Food and…

Assessing risks of pesticides to human and environmental health

Improving the skills needed to assess the risks of agricultural pesticides to human and environmental health is the aim of a capacity building workshop this week (27 April–1 May) at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Suva.

Tonga and Papua New Guinea join global food security treaty

Tonga and Papua New Guinea have signed a key international treaty that promotes sustainable global food security. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is vital in ensuring continued availability of plant genetic…
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