Led by the Government of Fiji with support from FAO and SPC, this year's Pacific Week will include the Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry as well as the Regional Meeting of the Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services to be held on 10 March and 9 March respectively.
The first three days of PWAF (6–10 March) will feature a series of side-events designed to address key topics facing the agriculture and forestry sectors in the Pacific region: Among them are:
- Pandemics, climate change and natural resource security,
- Transforming agriculture and forestry through science and technology, and
- Creating a circular green economy for agriculture and forestry.
Date: 8 March 2023
Event: Unlocking the potential of Pacific agriculture and forestry: Implementing the Nationally Determined Contributions
Venue: Ballromm 4, Sofitel resort, Nadi
This event will highlight the importance of agriculture as a tool for helping to reduce emissions, as well as to access the necessary resources to tackle climate change.The NDC Hub will host this side event to discuss how agriculture can be used for mitigation and adaptation to climate change while empowering Pacific communities.
Date: 8 March 2023
Event: Scaling up agroecology in the Pacific: using traditional knowledge and innovation to address food system and climate chang
Venue: Legendary Room, Sofitel resort, Nadi
This side event aims at sharing lessons learned from the implementation of a network of agroecological demonstration farms across the region and initiating a discussion on the conditions for mobilizing traditional and scientific knowledge for a better use of natural resources in the context of climate change.
Exchanges of experience between the PROTEGE and POFLN projects will be presented as a concrete illustration of cooperation between French-speaking territories (New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis & Futuna) and English-speaking countries (Fiji, Nauru, Tonga, Solomon Islands) in the region.