Pacific scientists planning and planting for a warmer world

This Earth Day, in communities around the world, the climate emergency is not some distant threat but a daily reality. The fallout is acutely felt by the people of the Pacific as they try to nurture their crops, secure water, protect shorelines and…

Nadroumai Women set agroforestry standard for the future 

The Nadroumai Women’s Club in Western Viti Levu convened on the coral coast, last week, to celebrate a successful agroforestry project that will provide benefits for future generations. The project, “Enhancing value-added products and environmental…

REDD+ breathes new life into Pacific forests

Forests are called “the lungs of the earth” for good reason: their ability to draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen cleans our air and helps regulate the climate. Tropical rainforests, such as those found in the Pacific, are particularly…

Using intercropping plants to reintroduce biodiversity on farm plots

French Polynesia is conducting trials with intercropping plants to better manage biological pests while limiting the use of fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides. Julie Grandgirard, an entomologist at the French Polynesia Agriculture Department who is…

Research for alternatives to chemical herbicides for pineapple production in French Polynesia

(available in French only) L'ananas est la principale production fruitière de la Polynésie française. 3400 tonnes ont été commercialisées en 2019 et 140 ha d'ananas sont plantés sur Moorea. L'enherbement est l'une des principales contraintes techniques…

Launch of the guide to organic cattle farming in New Caledonia

Green News: The role of ecosystem-service-providing plants in agricultural plots

Green News Series: Ecosystem-service-providing plants The ecosystem-service-providing plants in agricultural plots:

Launch of the SPC Plant Health Laboratory

​Location: SPC Narere Campus, Suva, Fiji

COVID-19 disruption provides incentive to increase organics

Organic farmers and agricultural product producers in the Pacific are calling for an increase in consumption of local, sustainably grown healthy food, as well as greater use of technology and online platforms for growing, selling and buying produce as a…

PROTEGE: A network of agroecology demonstration farms in the Pacific OCTs

The EDF-11-funded PROTEGE project has not escaped the health crisis. Regional activities have been particularly hard hit by border closings and the implementation of PROTEGE activities has been significantly delayed by COVID-19.
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