Agriculture

Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) 2019

The Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) is a biennial event, the inaugural week having been hosted by the Government of Vanuatu in 2017. This year's host is the Government of Samoa. Within the PWA, SPC is hosting the second Special Session of the Heads of…

ACIAR-SPC Roundtable Meeting

​The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) partners with SPC in the areas of agriculture, forests and fisheries. This roundtable is a preparatory meeting toward the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) to be held in Samoa from 30…

Innovative networks key to improving agricultural advisory services for Pacific smallholder farmers

Political support harnessed with innovative regional networks could potentially improve the lives of smallholder farmers in Fiji and the Pacific. To make this a reality, the Fiji Agricultural Advisory Services (FAAS) network has been established as a…

Solomon Islands and Pacific Community look to tackle challenges in agriculture, NCDs and food security through new agreement

The Solomon Islands and the Pacific Community have signed a new cooperation agreement establishing a Country Programme framework for national development activities over the next 3 years.  The Country Program will focus on key priorities within the…

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…
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