International Day of Forests 2023

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012.

International Day of Forests 2023: Let’s work toward healthy forests for healthy people in the Pacific

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…

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…

Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry: The Pacific kava sector anticipates export growth and eyes major global markets.

Nadi, Fiji – Pacific kava is in high demand, after the opening of Australian markets to commercial imports, raising hopes for increased interest across other global markets in Asia, North America, and the European Union.

Stat of the week: 90% of Palau land's area is covered by forest

Did you know? 90% of Palau land's area is covered by forest (2020). The Pacific Region (excluding Australia and New Zealand) has the highest forest cover of any region in the world. It is crucial to protect these forests because we depend on them for…

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

Moli’s Dream – Building care and community through cocoa in Vanuatu

“We live in a world of disaster,” states Moli Lui flatly, standing underneath the shade and leathery oblong pods of a cocoa tree on his sprawling farm on the thick and leafy patch of green that is Malo Island in the Northern reaches of Vanuatu. “When…

From Covid to chocolate: Vanuatu's cocoa industry cultivates change

Improving communities from Ridge to Reef

The land in Pacific Island nations is inexorably connected to the sea.  As small parcels of terrain in the world’s largest ocean, these nations must depend on this connection to ensure their development is both holistic and resilient.  One…
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