Agriculture

The futur of food - Supporting resilient Pacific Food Systems under climate change

SPC through its Land Resources Division, is working on creating models for resilience based on sustainable food systems. This is critical to the global conversation on climate change – if small islands at the frontlines of climate change can create…

FARMERS’ VOICES FROM SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS) – ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, A SOLUTION GROWN FROM TRADITION

Side event: Climate change Ambition Day,When: Wednesday 12 December, from 2pm to 3pmWhere: Pacific & Koronivia Pavilion Using the nexus of science with traditional and local knowledge, SPC is empowering communities to use the best of their history…

SPC-EU provides new hatchery for J. Hunter Pearls

A new pearl hatchery, complete with algae bioreactors to help spawn oysters to grow pearls was opened at the J. Hunter Pearls facility in Savusavu, Fiji today. The new hatchery is capable of producing 10 times more new oysters than in the past. This…

Pacific Seeds for Life becomes a reality

Seeds and climate change At the 23rd Conference of the Parties of UNFCCC (where Fiji played a central role), Parties adopted the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture. This landmark agreement recognized ‘the fundamental importance of agriculture in…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Strengthening the role of development actors in the pacific agriculture sector

The idea for a Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) was conceived in October 2014 when Vanuatu attended the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Suriname, South America. The South West Pacific (SWP) Ministers of Agriculture unanimously endorsed Vanuatu’s…

World Science Day for Peace & Development

SPC’s Centre for Pacific Crops & Trees (CePact) A video message from the Director-General of the Pacific Community, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, highlighting the contribution of our Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) to biodiversity conservation…
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