Coconut trees have the potential to provide sustainable incomes for rural communities on many Pacific islands where formal employment is rare and there are no other types of market production and could also serve as a core driver of the region’s economic…
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PROTEGE: Regional Coconut Sector Workshop in French Polynesia
Coconuts for Livelihoods Project
A new initiative to strengthen the conservation and utilization of coconut diversity and to support the rejuvenation of coconut-based livelihoods in the Pacific Islands was launched by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR…
Coconut Risk Management and Mitigation Training: A Bid to Protect Pacific Island Economies
Twenty-seven diverse experts and stakeholders from the coconut industry refined and finalised the “Coconut Risk Management and Mitigation Manual for the Pacific Region” in a 4-day regional Pacific training, this week in Nadi.
Pest and Disease Management on Coconut Plantations
Coconut workshop on selection of seeds and planting techniques to improve options for farming households in the Pacific
Peter Kjaer, farmer from Taveuni discusses a point with Vijendra Kumar, Ministry of Agriculture Fiji, while Victor Mataora from Cook Islands looks on. Aiming to improve the Pacific coconut sector’s competitiveness and sustainability, the Coconut…
Vanuatu RESCCUE - Coconut trees
Pilot projects to boost Pacific coconut industry
The Pacific Community (SPC) and the European Union will support the coconut industry in Samoa and Vanuatu as part of a new regional initiative to improve small producer’s business competitiveness. The €3.5 million Coconut Industry Development Project (…
European Union and SPC in partnership to develop Pacific coconut sector
Coconuts have unique potential to contribute to sustainable and healthy rural livelihoods throughout the Pacific islands and can provide a key driver for employment, incomes and growth in the region.