Moli’s Dream – Building care and community through cocoa in Vanuatu

“We live in a world of disaster,” states Moli Lui flatly, standing underneath the shade and leathery oblong pods of a cocoa tree on his sprawling farm on the thick and leafy patch of green that is Malo Island in the Northern reaches of Vanuatu. “When…

SPC launches regional awareness campaign to address Foot and Mouth Disease threat

The Pacific Community (SPC) is urging farming communities and travellers to help keep the region free of the animal health threat Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). The FMD campaign comes as a recent outbreak in Indonesia raised concerns about how quickly the…

From Covid to chocolate: Vanuatu's cocoa industry cultivates change

Soil for Livelihoods: Meet Dr. Uta Stockmann, lead on soil sampling in response to the 2022 Tonga volcano eruption

Meet Dr Uta Stockmann, Team Leader Proximal Sensing, at the Commonwealth

"It's like planting a seed"

Soil scientists dig for answers after catastrophic Tonga volcano eruption

Photo: Soil scientist survey after eruption   A group of soil scientists have embarked on a quest to determine the impact of the  volcanic ash fall and tsunami caused by the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption that occurred near Tonga in January…

SPC’s 75th anniversary: Pacific agriculture gets a major boost in 1998 with the establishment of the region’s first plant and tree genebank at SPC

Photo: A CePaCT laboratory technician in 2011   The Pacific Community turned 75 on the 6th of February 2022. As we mark 75 years of the Pacific Community’s Service to the region, on the 6th of each month we will feature a key moment in history for the…

Pacific Ecological Security Conference 2022

The inaugural Pacific Ecological Security Conference on regional biosecurity will bring together national leaders from across the region, development partners, regional organisations, agricultural/food security and natural resource managers, and the…

Tech&Bio International Trade Fair 2022

​Tech&Bio represents a unique opportunity to discover all the new organic and alternative farming techniques. The fair is for all professionals involved in agriculture: farmers committed to organic farming or not, teachers, students, researchers,…

Pacific Community’s Agricultural Gene Bank Wins Global Award

Photo: The Pacific Community’s Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees gene bank conserves more than 2,000 varieties of trees and crops in the Pacific Islands. Credit: Pacific Community
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