food security

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.

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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