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…

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…

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…

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…

SPC harvests its first tissue culture breadfruit

Photo caption: Tissue culture breadfruit tree of Samoas ma’afala growing in SPC CePaCT regional field genebank bearing fruits
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