World Food Day: Tonga taps tradition and the Pacific’s Tree of Life to feed communities and secure livelihoods

As the global community celebrates World Food Day 2021 on October 16 with the theme of “our actions are our future”, one project in Tonga is ensuring the future of local communities by building on the harvest of traditional food through youth.

Building the future of Pacific Food Systems

The Food Systems Summit held on September 23 in New York was an opportunity for the world to come together to find solutions to one of the major challenges of our generation: transforming the systems that make it possible to produce and consume food in a…

New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna are committed to sustainable and resilient food systems

photo credit: Marama Production The PROTEGE project is working with the authorities of New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna to develop strategic and operational plans on food system sustainability to ensure more resilient food systems…

Pacific Food Systems

The future of food and food systems in the Pacific will play a key role in supporting the region, the planet’s recovery and revival from COVID-19, and the long-term health, resilience and prosperity of the Pacific people. The first United Nations Food…

Climate change and food systems top Pacific agriculture and forestry leaders’ agenda in the lead-up to UN food summit

As with many regions in the world, the Pacific has experienced a challenging 18 months since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in early 2020.  With Pacific countries and territories such as Fiji and French Polynesia currently experiencing serious outbreaks…

Pacific agriculture and forestry leaders eye progress post Covid-19

The Pacific Agriculture and Forestry leaders held a critical meeting last week in which they committed new energy and focus to the region’s stretched agriculture and forestry sectors and pledged to support the sustainability of communities region-wide in…

Remarks by FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Pacific, Xiangjun Yao, at the Opening of the Seventh Regional Meeting of Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services

Excellency President of the Republic of Fiji,   Technical Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services   Distinguished Guests  Ladies and Gentlemen,

Remarks by the President of Fiji His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, the President of Fiji at the Opening of the Seventh Regional Meeting of Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services

·     The Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry; ·     The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and other development partners ·     The Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat; ·     Senior Government Officials…

Stat of the week: Papua New Guinea is estimated to produce 495 tonnes of Vanilla per year

Papua New Guinea is estimated to produce 495 tonnes of Vanilla per year, and is the fifth leading Vanilla Bean producer in the world.

Pacific food systems and data Talanoa

SPC's Pacific Data Community of Practice presents Pacific Food Systems and data on July 27, 2pm (Fiji time). Join our panel of experts for a talanoa on Pacific Food Systems, how they are impacted by COVID-19 and the role of data and statistics in…
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