Land Resources Research in Focus: Meet Feasirua Lagilagi, Coconut Genetic Resources intern

Could you describe your academic background and how it led you to pursue your internship at the Pacific Community (SPC)? I graduated from the University of the South Pacific (USP) with a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry, reflecting my strong…

Read the Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network meeting keynote address from Honourable Vatimi Rayalu, Fiji Minister of Agriculture and Waterways

Read the Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network meeting opening remarks by SPC's Land Resources Division Director Karen Mapusua

The Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN) is meeting this week in Pacific Harbor, Fiji, to finalise the PAPGREN Charter and Pacific Seed Systems Roadmap and update the region on Plant Genetic Resources conservation to set out its…

Pacific’s “Tree of Life” forum agrees on next steps for regional platform

A forum held on the 3rd and 4th of April at the Pacific Community (SPC) offices in Fiji has resulted in agreement on future steps to formalise a regionwide platform that supports the development and trade of  Pacific’s “Tree of Life” – the coconut.

Enhanced food systems planning and coordination called for at the Pacific Ministers Meeting to close the Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry

Nadi, Fiji – In their first in-person meeting after the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry last week addressed some of the region’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, national food systems planning and…

Pacific Agriculture and Forestry Heads seek sector transformation at first in-person meeting in four years

Nadi, Fiji – In their first meeting since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Heads of Agriculture and Forestry for Pacific Countries tackled an ambitious agenda set on transforming the sectors to create thriving and resilient communities for the…

Leaders to convene for first time in four years to chart future for Pacific agriculture and forestry

The future of Crop Mutation Breeding in the Pacific

SPC’s 75th anniversary: Pacific agriculture gets a major boost in 1998 with the establishment of the region’s first plant and tree genebank at SPC

Photo: A CePaCT laboratory technician in 2011   The Pacific Community turned 75 on the 6th of February 2022. As we mark 75 years of the Pacific Community’s Service to the region, on the 6th of each month we will feature a key moment in history for the…

Pacific Community’s Agricultural Gene Bank Wins Global Award

Photo: The Pacific Community’s Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees gene bank conserves more than 2,000 varieties of trees and crops in the Pacific Islands. Credit: Pacific Community
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