Pacific governments and partners convene to strengthen disaster risk reduction in agriculture

Representatives from Government, the private sector, as well as development partners, from Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu met last week for an urgent review of risk reduction strategies in the face of increasing disaster impacts on agricultural value…

Health: Public Private partnerships bridging gaps for laboratory

Strengthening public private partnerships in health is important as it strengthens the continuity of quality and efficient health services delivery while bridging the gap when it comes to cost sharing, resources, human resources, and capacity development.

SPC helps boost animal disease preparedness and surveillance in the Solomon Islands

The Pacific Community (SPC) is working with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) to strengthen and build the capacity of Livestock Officers to better manage and address emerging animal disease threats.

Curbing Invasive Species to enhance climate adaptation in the Pacific region

Invasive species weaken ecosystems and makes them more vulnerable to climate change. Many Invasive Species (IS) can propagate rapidly to higher latitudes and altitudes as the climate warms, out-pacing native species. Representing a significant disruption…

Solomon Islands takes on invasive pests through biosecurity surveillance and training

Biosecurity surveillances and trainings were recently held in the Solomon Islands aimed at protecting the country against the emergence of invasive pests and diseases. Carried out by a Pacific Community (SPC) biosecurity team, the training and…

Pacific health laboratory staff certified to handle and ship infectious substances

The isolation of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICT’s) are part of the regions appeal for visitors looking to escape city life for a while. But this isolation also creates unique transportation and knowledge management challenges which are…

Nature-based solutions shared through organic farming exchange

Representatives from Fiji, Nauru, Tonga and Solomon Islands that are members of the Pacific Organic Learning Farms Network (POLFN) have shared experiences with their Pacific French speaking counterparts in an exchange that covered best practices in the…

SPC launches regional awareness campaign to address Foot and Mouth Disease threat

The Pacific Community (SPC) is urging farming communities and travellers to help keep the region free of the animal health threat Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). The FMD campaign comes as a recent outbreak in Indonesia raised concerns about how quickly the…

Innovation: New Caledonia’s first hydrological atlas

The Government of New Caledonia, the Pacific Community and the Bureau of Geological and Mining Research have produced the first hydrogeological atlas of New Caledonia, thanks to funding from the European Union. This “Base de Données des Limites des…

75 Years of Partnerships - The Pacific Community at 75

Photo: May 1948 - SPC's First session   When SPC was founded in Canberra, Australia, in 1947 there was no concept of cooperation between Pacific Island countries and territories and no regional organisation to support the well-being of their people. In…
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