Online para-vet training steps up for Pacific livestock health

Animal health officers are the eyes and ears of veterinarians in many Pacific countries where there are few or no veterinarians. They safeguard livestock health and provide essential regional animal disease surveillance. However, as they are not fully…

New greenhouse facility set to increase Pacific plant research and generation

Photo: Governor-General David Hurley and SPC's Land Resources Division Director Karen Mapusua tour the new Quarantine greenhouse - credit: SPC Australian Governor General David Hurley today opened the new Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT)…

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…

Addressing coconut damage and recovery after volcanic eruptions

The volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga remind us of the power of nature and the vulnerability of small Pacific Island communities.  The immediate consequences of ash and destruction are spectacular, but the longer-term effects and disruption of…

Fiji to pilot new seed system model

Fiji has been selected to pilot a proposed seed system model following an intensive discussion among stakeholders at the Pacific Seeds for Life (PS4L) Fiji Seed Forum in Nadi this week. PS4L is a New Zealand funded programme implemented by the Pacific…

Pacific ‘Tree of Life’ gets another boost as officers engage in follow-up training

As the threat to the Pacific’s ‘Tree of Life’ continues to expand, biosecurity, research and extension officers from Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu this week attended a follow-up virtual training with the Pacific Community (SPC) Land…

Bougainville strengthens food systems in response to COVID-19

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, food systems in Papua New Guinea were already under constant threat from both natural and human-made factors such as natural disasters, pests, and disease infestation (African Swine Fever, Fall Army Worm), climatic…

COVID-19 creating operational challenges for SPC’s regional gene bank

The COVID-19 crisis is having severe impact on the global development sector, making it mandatory for organizations, such as the Pacific Community (SPC) to adjust the way they work.

Capacity-building for plant genetic resources in the PICTs

Supporting data driven progress towards SDGs in Pacific Agriculture and Fisheries

Policy decisions relating to food security and sustainable agricultural development can now be made more effectively based on high quality, timely and relevant statistics. This is the vision of the Pacific Strategic Plan for Agricultural and Fisheries…
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