Pacific biosecurity gets boost from launch of online resources at Cook Islands gathering

Group Photo: The launch of the PPPO website, BIF and PLD database at the recent regional workshop in the Cook Islands. Credit: MELINA ETCHES- Cook Island News

Newly opened summer school for Cook Islands para-veterinarians to help strengthen animal health in the Pacific

Aspiring para-veterinarians in the Cook Islands during the Paravet Summer School Six dedicated livestock and biosecurity officers from the Cook Islands Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) are a step closer to completing Para-Veterinarian (para-vet) training as…

The Pacific Community and DAFF extend vital support in emergency response to avian disease detected in Solomon Islands

Dr Sripad collecting a blood sample from a chicken in an area where the avian disease was detected in Solomon Islands The Pacific Community (SPC) and the Australia Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry (DAFF) are joining forces to provide…

Small-scale organic farmers trained in guarantee system for better market certification access

Presentation of organic Ngali nuts and nut butter from SolAgro to Fiji’s Minister for Agriculture and Waterways, Honourable Rayalu at the ‘Strengthen Access to Market through Organic Certification’ workshop

The Pacific Community rolls out upgraded Pacific Pest List Database

As threats from plant pests and diseases in the Pacific increase due to growing populations and increased trade and movement of people and goods, the Pacific Community (SPC) introduced this week a newly upgraded Pacific Islands Pest List Database (PLD)…

Para-vet training builds knowledge and skills for better livestock and animal health

Para-vet participants learning to diagnose pregnant cattle during field training at Korinivia Research Station in Fiji

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  
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