Climate change and food systems top Pacific agriculture and forestry leaders’ agenda in the lead-up to UN food summit

As with many regions in the world, the Pacific has experienced a challenging 18 months since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in early 2020.  With Pacific countries and territories such as Fiji and French Polynesia currently experiencing serious outbreaks…

Pacific agriculture and forestry leaders eye progress post Covid-19

The Pacific Agriculture and Forestry leaders held a critical meeting last week in which they committed new energy and focus to the region’s stretched agriculture and forestry sectors and pledged to support the sustainability of communities region-wide in…

Fijian Partners In Time

*This article was originally published on the GEAReD Global website on July 28 2021.* Two Fijian women. Two Meryl Williams Fellows. Two perspectives on gender equity. Since the Meryl Williams Fellowship brought them together in 2020 Mere Naivola and…

REDD+ breathes new life into Pacific forests

Forests are called “the lungs of the earth” for good reason: their ability to draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen cleans our air and helps regulate the climate. Tropical rainforests, such as those found in the Pacific, are particularly…

Pacific’s Tree of Life faces growing pest threat

In the Pacific, coconut is king. It charms visitors to our shores, as well as commands the respect of Pacific Islanders that depend on it for their livelihood. Known regionally as the ‘tree of life’, every part is used, from its tallest frond down to its…

Pacific Agriculture and Forestry Ministers Endorse Strategy for International Year of Plant Health 2020

Pacific Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry and Heads of Delegations from 21 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) officially endorsed a strategy for the International Year of Plant Health 2020 at the second Ministers of Agriculture and…

Pacific forestry leaders to set regional targets for the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Forestry leaders from around the Pacific came together at the Pacific Week of Agriculture in Samoa, and agreed to set regional targets for the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

ACIAR-SPC Roundtable Meeting

​The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) partners with SPC in the areas of agriculture, forests and fisheries. This roundtable is a preparatory meeting toward the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) to be held in Samoa from 30…

SPC-EU provides new hatchery for J. Hunter Pearls

A new pearl hatchery, complete with algae bioreactors to help spawn oysters to grow pearls was opened at the J. Hunter Pearls facility in Savusavu, Fiji today. The new hatchery is capable of producing 10 times more new oysters than in the past. This…

Speaking points for Deputy Director-General, Pacific Community, Dr Audrey Aumua - Launch of Vulnerability of Pacific Agriculture and Forestry to Climate Change

Consul-General, Paul Wilson Member representatives Partners and colleagues On behalf of the Pacific Community, I extend warm greetings to you all. Thank you for joining us for this launch. It’s significant because we’re launching the most comprehensive…
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