food security

Fiji, Samoa and Solomon Islands highlight increasing threat of pests and diseases for Pacific agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and Pacific Community (SPC) met with national stakeholders from Samoa, Solomon Islands and Fiji this week to discuss the serious threat of pests and diseases for Pacific agriculture.

The futur of food - Supporting resilient Pacific Food Systems under climate change

SPC through its Land Resources Division, is working on creating models for resilience based on sustainable food systems. This is critical to the global conversation on climate change – if small islands at the frontlines of climate change can create…

Taking Stock of our Tuna

Zoom - Building resilient communities in Tonga

Photo credit: MAFFF Tonga - mafff.gov.to Drought has become a normal way of life for the people of Tonga. Rising sea-levels and increased salinisation have reduced the suitability of its agricultural land, while natural disasters have severely affected…

Zoom - Planting for purpose in Fiji

Community members from Dogoru village learning seed sowing techniques.Photo: Vinesh Prasad, SPC Planting trees to safeguard water catchments and natural forest reserves is an important initiative being undertaken by the Pacific Community (SPC) in Dogoru…

Zoom - Supporting fishing knowledge and livelihoods in Tuvalu

A fisher with a palu malau puku, a deepwater species For centuries, the people of Tuvalu have been fishing the waters around their island nation. Their knowledge of local fish and their habits is second to none. Two projects supported by the Pacific…

Zoom - Vaiea’s little farmers

Nadia Fomai with some of Vaiea’s little farmers “Eww! Yucky!” the child shrieked, jumping to avoid an earthworm. His friends laughed at him. Another shriek erupted from a different corner of the garden when a caterpillar was discovered. These were…

Zoom - Ngali nut – from forest floor to health food store

How does a tasty nut from a remote forest in Solomon Islands get harvested, baked, certified as organic produce and end up for sale in health food shops thousands of kilometres away in New Caledonia? Ngali nut farmers Mzipa Ghumi and Dorence Walter…

Zoom - Attracting fish for food security

Catching fish is a way of life in American Samoa, whether for a family meal or commercial venture. Finding fish takes skill, especially as fish adjust their habits to cope with climate change and other factors. People have been enticing fish to their…

New report on tackling climate threats to Pacific Island food security

Climate impacts in the Pacific Islands, a region dependent on fishing and small-scale farming for sustenance, are set to intensify pressure on food security, according to a new report published today on World Oceans Da
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