Agriculture

PROTEGE enters its operational phase

PROTEGE (“Pacific Territories Regional Project for Sustainable Ecosystem Management” or “protect” in French) is an initiative designed to promote sustainable and climate-change-resilient economic development in the European Pacific overseas countries and…

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…

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…

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…

Fiji Exporter Thrilled to Participate in Asia Fruit Logistica Tradeshow

"Ashleen Prasad", "FARMBOY", "Fiji" “I spoke with 73 producers in three days and out of these, six are genuine buyers and I see a big potential in China markets as they are good payers. A few have already tasted our product and are very happy to import…

Fiji Government receives equipment through EU-SPC Improvement of Key Services to Agriculture Project

The Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC), Dr Colin Tukuitonga and the  European Union (EU) Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific, H.E Andrew Jacobs today handed over equipment valued at approximately F$300,000 to the Fiji Ministry of Agriculture…

Vanuatu farmers dig for policies online

Farmers in Vanuatu have a new tool – an online agricultural policy bank that provides easy access to summaries of key policy documents in English, French and Bislama. Launched in September 2015, the digital library ensures national stakeholders can have…

Zoom - Cocoa project brings smile to locals

A timely intervention by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), in collaboration with the Pacific Community (SPC) and Australian universities, has made a positive impact on the cocoa industry in Vanuatu. The ACIAR Tropical…

Zoom - Planting for purpose in Fiji

Community members from Dogoru village learning seed sowing techniques.Photo: Vinesh Prasad, SPC Planting trees to safeguard water catchments and natural forest reserves is an important initiative being undertaken by the Pacific Community (SPC) in Dogoru…
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