New Zealand and SPC sign agreement to strengthen animal health in the region

As the Pacific region grapples with the potential spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) and other transboundary animal diseases, the Pacific Community (SPC) has signed a partnership agreement with Biosecurity New Zealand to strengthen animal health…

New agreement set to boost Pacific’s livestock and animal health production system

 In the bid to boost the region’s  animal health and livestock production systems, the Pacific Community (Land Resources Division (LRD) have signed a four-year partnership agreement with the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment…

New plant health laboratory launched to boost Pacific food security

Avian Influenza outbreak in Australia puts Pacific Islands on high alert

An outbreak of the Avian Influenza (AI) affecting several poultry farms has been reported in the Australian state of Victoria. The highly pathogenic Avian influenza, otherwise known as ‘AI’, is a serious poultry disease that can cause high mortality in…

New COVID-19 response will increase biosecurity and upgrade sustainable food production in the Pacific

COVID-19 has had a far-reaching effect on Pacific nations. In the space of seven months, the evaporation of vital tourism earnings and remittances, as well as the disruption to international trade and the food supply, has had repercussions on food…

Aquatic biosecurity for food safety, food security and income generation

Pearl farming in Tonga – Photo credit: Poasi Fale Aquaculture is probably the fastest growing food-producing sector globally, contributing around 50 per cent of the world’s food fish. It is especially important in regions where fish is the main source of…

Emae descendants vow to protect island with organics

Passionate about protecting all that’s dear - the land, sea and forests - has inspired the chiefs and people of Emae Island in Vanuatu to declare their homeland organic. On 4 July, Emae islanders took an oath to protect their home and forbid the use of…

Manual addresses biosecurity information challenge

Comprehensive information about biosecurity regulations for transporting handicrafts across borders in the Pacific region is now more accessible following the launch of a manual at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Hagatna, Guam, today.
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