Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Coconuts for Livelihoods Project

A new initiative to strengthen the conservation and utilization of coconut diversity and to support the rejuvenation of coconut-based livelihoods in the Pacific Islands was launched by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR…

ACIAR-SPC Roundtable Meeting

​The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) partners with SPC in the areas of agriculture, forests and fisheries. This roundtable is a preparatory meeting toward the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) to be held in Samoa from 30…

Capacity-building for plant genetic resources in the PICTs

Inaugural Fiji Chocolate Competition highlights resurgent cocoa sector

The Ministry of Agriculture in Fiji in partnership with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the Pacific Community (SPC), announced the winners of the Inaugural Fiji Chocolate (Cocoa) Competition today at the Vanua…

The futur of food - Supporting resilient Pacific Food Systems under climate change

SPC through its Land Resources Division, is working on creating models for resilience based on sustainable food systems. This is critical to the global conversation on climate change – if small islands at the frontlines of climate change can create…

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…

Pacific Community hosts Australia’s Minister for the Pacific

Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, reaffirmed support for sustainable agriculture in the region, after a visit to the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Centre for Pacific Crops and…

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…

Sustainable agriculture and agroforestry replacing unproductive land use

A new publication from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural (ACIAR) provides a clear view of the current status of mixed species agroforestry in Fiji and Vanuatu and offers valuable insights into the potential for agroforestry development…

Agroforestry project to enhance value chain of selected crops

A four-year project to enhance value-added products and environmental benefits from agroforestry systems is being rolled out in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural…
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