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.

Lack of recognition for women’s contribution to agriculture

Photo Credit: CARE Vanuatu

Pacific women must have a voice in shaping the future of the regions agriculture sector

For many generations, both in the Pacific region and across the world, women have been positively influencing their families and communities. Often, they have the primary family responsibility for ensuring food security, and as a group, are an essential…

Q&A with the Gender and Value Chains Advisor for Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community (POETCom), Flavia Ciribello

Women contribute significantly to their nation’s economies. In the Pacific, this overarches the formal, informal, subsistence and domestic labour activities; yet economically, their contribution often remains invisible or overlooked.

Containing the Spread of African Swine Fever, Meet Elenoa Salele, Animal Health and Production (AH&P) Technician, LRD

The African Swine Fever (ASF) is crippling Papua New Guinea’s multi-million dollar pork industry after it was discovered in the Southern Highland Province of Mendi Munihu on 26 March this year. The virus was suspected when 336 pigs died in February.

Pacific Women lead the region in combating deforestation and forest degradation

Loraini’s story of becoming one of few female Forestry Technicians in the Pacific

Latest publications from the Pacific Community (SPC)

The latest publications list includes several from the Fisheries, Aquaculture & Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division, including Shark and ray identification manual and two reviews of the fisheries, management and trade of Aquarium products in the…

Nadroumai Women improve soil health through Agroforestry

Exacerbating erosion, flooding and drought events was on the rise due to unsustainable agriculture and resource exploitation within the Nadroumai catchment near Sigatoka in Fiji- but thanks to the dedication of women and youth in the area, the future is…
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