Protecting the diversity of coconuts in the Pacific islands

Researchers in the Pacific recently travelled to a remote island in Fiji to collect endangered coconut specimens as part of an ACIAR-supported project ­­­to conserve the plant’s genetic diversity. Coconut palms, commonly referred to as the ‘Tree of Life…

From the ground up – soil science improves Pacific diets

Women celebrated as Pacific looks to its agricultural future

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep across the Globe and linger on the doorstep of several Pacific countries, communities are already picking up the health, social and economic pieces scattered in its wake. Agriculture in the Pacific has been…

Field Connections- How technology is supporting Pacific agriculture

Field Connections- How technology is supporting Pacific agriculture  Standing in the middle of a field around a withered plant, the Pacific Community’s Plant Health Doctors conducted their first virtual meeting as they continue their work on the…

Strengthening Atoll Agriculture in Tuvalu

Newly developed special compost recipes are set to make a positive impact on agriculture for Funafala and Funafuti in Tuvalu. The newly developed recipes use biomass which is readily available in Tuvalu, to create composts that meet the nutritional…

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…
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