Asia and the Pacific Food Security Forum 2024

To discuss actions to ease a worsening food crisis in the region, and to improve long-term food security by strengthening food systems against the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss among stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific.

International Women’s Day: Women in agriculture – a major challenge in the Pacific

On this 8 March - International Women’s Day - the Pacific Community (SPC) highlights two extraordinary women who have chosen to defy convention by embarking on a path that is still too often reserved for men: agriculture.

Read the Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network meeting opening remarks by SPC's Land Resources Division Director Karen Mapusua

The Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN) is meeting this week in Pacific Harbor, Fiji, to finalise the PAPGREN Charter and Pacific Seed Systems Roadmap and update the region on Plant Genetic Resources conservation to set out its…

SPC Biosecurity and Plant Health teams answer call to help eradicate fruit fly on Tuvalu Island

The Tuvalu Department of Agriculture/Biosecurity team preparing fruit fly traps and lures ahead of field deployment.  

Coconut and kava markets to receive boost through Pacific based business-friendly initiative

Elmah Abel of Niu Organics sorting through coconuts at the mill in East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea   A new initiative to support and strengthen the kava and coconut industries in Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, respectively, was being…

Enhanced food systems planning and coordination called for at the Pacific Ministers Meeting to close the Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry

Nadi, Fiji – In their first in-person meeting after the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry last week addressed some of the region’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, national food systems planning…

Stat of the week: In Fiji, employment in agriculture represents 36% of persons of working age

In Fiji, employment in agriculture represents 36% of persons of working age. This is a reversal of the decline observed over the last two decades and may reflect a return to agricultural activities during the pandemic. Agriculture continues to play an…

SPC and the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries organised a workshop to improve Fiji’s export efficiency and access to New Zealand markets

Last week, the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) facilitated a workshop to discuss effective systems that protect fresh produce export commodities from pests and…

Women farmers of Taputapuatea honored

The Pacific Community's (SPC) implemented and European Union (EU) Funded PROTEGE Project has implemented a plan to raise awareness and assist women regarding the transition to agroecology in Taputapuatea Municipality, Raiatea Island, French…

Stat of the week: In Guam, 0% of household income comes from agriculture and forestry activities (2016)

In Guam, 0% of household income comes from agriculture and forestry activities (2016). Even if 52% of land area is covered by forest. This is the lowest rate reported in the Pacific with American Samoa.  
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