Biosecurity risks addressed through improving sea container hygiene training

In a step to minimise biosecurity risks in the Pacific, the Pacific Community (SPC) organised a virtual regional training last week on strengthening the implementation of the Sea Container Hygiene System (SCHS).

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…

POETCOM launches 10-year Anniversary celebrations

Commemorating a decade of ground-breaking contributions to the organic movement in the Pacific region and globally, the Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) launched its 10 Year Anniversary celebrations today.

Overcoming drought together on World Drought Day

Do you know that our ecosystems are connected? Have you ever taken the time to learn that our soil ecosystems, water ecosystems, forest ecosystems and marine ecosystems are all linked? Do you ever wonder that if you exploit one of the ecosystems it will…

Keeping us all fed – The Pacific Food System

The term ‘food systems’ refers to interconnected activities involved in the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.  They are enormously complex and important. And while food systems are now globally influenced, their impacts are…

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle control fast-tracked through new agreement in Papua New Guinea

Photo: Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle eggs hatch into C-shaped, larval grubs that can grow to be 60-105mm (2.3-4.1 inches) long.  

Preserving the genetic treasures of the past to build the future: The Pacific Community at 75

Preserving the genetic treasures of the past to build the future: The Pacific Community at 75 The Pacific Community turned 75 on the 6th of February 2022. As we mark 75 years of the Pacific Community’s Service to the region, on the 6th of each month we…

International Day for Biological Diversity

Biological diversity is often understood in terms of the wide variety of plants, animals and microorganisms, but it also includes genetic differences within each species — for example, between varieties of crops and breeds of livestock — and the variety…

Keeping Pacific biodiversity SAFE

From the dew-splashed blade of grass and dampened soil from which it springs, to the tiny critters crawling around its base targeted by winged spies looking for their next meal; a vibrant web of life emerges called an ecosystem.

Maryann Lockington

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