We need to slow down and reconnect with our Ocean for the future of the planet

By Stuart Minchin, Director-General Pacific Community (SPC) COVID19 has brought the world to a halt. The devastating impact of the global pandemic on people’s lives and the world’s economy is a jarring and historic turning point for all of us but it is…

SPC Food Systems for Health and Nutrition Integrated Programme successfully completes online design workshop series

Participants of the Food Systems for Health and Nutrition integrated programme workshop series on Zoom. (Ed Boydell)

COVID-19 creating operational challenges for SPC’s regional gene bank

The COVID-19 crisis is having severe impact on the global development sector, making it mandatory for organizations, such as the Pacific Community (SPC) to adjust the way they work.

Invest in a cultural dining habit

This is the story of a man who has been a fisher in New Caledonia since the age of 20. Patrick Morlet, 56 years old and the third generation of fishermen in his family, has decided to diversify his income source by investing in oyster farming. "I'm…

Pacific Agriculture and Forestry leaders set priorities

The seventh regional meeting of Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services (HoAFS) meeting opened on Tuesday 1 October in Apia, Samoa with an address from the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa…

Solomon Islands and Pacific Community look to tackle challenges in agriculture, NCDs and food security through new agreement

The Solomon Islands and the Pacific Community have signed a new cooperation agreement establishing a Country Programme framework for national development activities over the next 3 years.  The Country Program will focus on key priorities within the…

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…
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