Agriculture

A network of agroecology demonstration farms in the Pacific

(photo: S. Mérion) (available in French only)

Pacific Agriculture and Forestry Ministers Endorse Strategy for International Year of Plant Health 2020

Pacific Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry and Heads of Delegations from 21 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) officially endorsed a strategy for the International Year of Plant Health 2020 at the second Ministers of Agriculture and…

Pacific forestry leaders to set regional targets for the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Forestry leaders from around the Pacific came together at the Pacific Week of Agriculture in Samoa, and agreed to set regional targets for the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

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…

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…

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…

SPC and ACIAR sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

SPC’s Deputy Director General, Dr Audrey Aumua and the ACIAR Chief Executive Officer, Professor Andrew Campbell   The Pacific Community (SPC) and its longstanding partner, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have signed…

Launch of SPC market study and six pilot projects to enhance competitiveness of Pacific coconut industry

A market study report and six pilot projects providing advancement and opportunities for the coconut industry in the Pacific were launched on Thursday, 25 January 2018, at the Melanesian hotel in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Pacific Week of Agriculture set for grand opening in Vanuatu

Port Vila Market, Vanuatu - Photo by Phillip Capper
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