Animal health experts train to improve livestock health and production in the Pacific
Dr. Sripad Sosale from the Pacific Community taking a blood sample during animal disease surveillance training in Samoa Nadi, Fiji – Over 42 health experts from 17 countries gathered in Nadi, Fiji, this week to train on improving animal and livestock…
Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry: Call for Pacific cooperation to manage biosecurity risks and ensure a ‘Safe and Green’ Pacific Games
Pacific Community (SPC), the Pacific Plant Protection Organisation (PPPO) and Biosecurity Solomon Islands (BSI), have urged Pacific countries to ensure biosecurity travel precautions for the Pacific Games are being met to prevent pest and disease entry…
Minister reveals fully organic island plan at Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry farm tour
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…
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.
International Women’s Day: Meet Maria of Barana Village (Solomon Islands)
This year, International Women’s Day on March 8 coincides with the Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry, held 6 – 10 March in Nadi, Fiji. Meet Maria Bao of Barana village.
SPC strengthens animal disease preparedness and surveillance capacity in Samoa
Livestock officers in Samoa are boosting their surveillance and data processing skills through a new SPC initiative that partners with the Samoa Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) and the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).
First of its kind seminar tackles plant pests and diseases through sea container hygiene
Photo: SPC's SAFE Pacific team, Ministry of Agriculture representatives, biosecurity officers and participants at the Sea Container Hygiene System Workshop. Credit: SPC
SPC helps strengthen biosecurity to protect Samoa from emerging pests and diseases
Photo: SPC's Riten Gosai guiding Samoa Ministry of Agriculture participants on fruit fly trap installation in a host tree. Credit: SPC Biosecurity risk mitigation, pest/import risk assessment, emerging threats, and plant health surveillance, including…