Soil for Livelihoods: Meet Dr. Uta Stockmann, lead on soil sampling in response to the 2022 Tonga volcano eruption

Meet Dr Uta Stockmann, Team Leader Proximal Sensing, at the Commonwealth

Soil scientists dig for answers after catastrophic Tonga volcano eruption

Photo: Soil scientist survey after eruption   A group of soil scientists have embarked on a quest to determine the impact of the  volcanic ash fall and tsunami caused by the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption that occurred near Tonga in January…

Fiji farmers train in soil management for food, ecosystems, and climate change

Farmers on Fiji’s Taveuni island are set to broaden and deepen their soil knowledge and skills to contribute to long-running regional efforts to support food production, healthy ecosystems, and climate change mitigation.

Soil Management Training for farmers and agriculture extension officers

As the Pacific marks World Soil Day, let’s not forget the ground beneath us

Soil is an invaluable resource for any country because it provides ecosystem services critical for life and the medium for supporting food production, either directly or indirectly. World Soil Day on December 5 provides us the opportunity to recognize…

Soil is more than dirt for Atoll farmers

To help improve farming practices and to strengthen resilience in the face of the current changing weather patterns, the Pacific Community’s Land Resources Division (LRD) has invested in conducting soil and crop management trainings for farmers across…

Building a better future for Pacific lands: SPC Soil Scientist Dr. Ellen Iramu

Building a better future for Pacific lands: SPC Soil Scientist Dr. Ellen Iramu   Soil is life for the Pacific’s agricultural communities. The fruits of their livelihood feed the region, and are vital year-round, particularly during a crisis such as COVID…

From the ground up – soil science improves Pacific diets

Pacific Community highlights soil health as key issue for Small Island Developing States

21 March 2017, Rome Italy - FAO Director-General Jose' Graziano da Silva meeting with His Excellency Jioji Konousi Konrote, President of the Republic of Fiji. Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC17) Co-organized by FAO, GSP/ITPS, IPCC, UNCCD/SPI…

Pioneering soil research for the Pacific

Pioneering scientific research to examine the value of organic farming over chemical agriculture for good soil health and climate resilience in the Pacific region will start in May. Termed the ‘soil health trials’, the research will actively engage…
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