food security

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

Seedlings to boost post-Winston food security

A total of 43,000 fruit and vegetable seedlings were handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture by the European Union Ambassador to the Pacific, H.E. Andrew Jacobs, today in Nadi, to boost the country’s recovery following tropical cyclone Winston.

World Health Day 2015 – SPC promotes safe and nutritious food

Consuming food or drink that is contaminated with pathogens or toxic substances can make you sick, so ensuring that the food that people eat is both nutritious and safe is an important focus for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), reflecting…

Tonga and Papua New Guinea join global food security treaty

Tonga and Papua New Guinea have signed a key international treaty that promotes sustainable global food security. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is vital in ensuring continued availability of plant genetic…
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