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…

Podcast S04-E03: Growing 'Green Gold' in the Pacific

Podcast S04-E03: Growing 'Green Gold' in the Pacific As the Pacific region looks towards a post COVID economy, the potential of cocoa is seen as a valuable resource for small hold farmers. Known by local farmers as green gold, the quality of Pacific…

Fiji farmers train in soil management for food, ecosystems, and climate change

Farmers on Fiji’s Taveuni island are set to broaden and deepen their soil knowledge and skills to contribute to long-running regional efforts to support food production, healthy ecosystems, and climate change mitigation.

Year-round vegetables target of training for boosting farmer output and markets

A training on an innovative technology that could potentially transform the region’s high value vegetable market was held for agriculture extension officers in Nadi, Fiji this week. The Australian-funded ‘Integrating protected cropping systems into high…

Ellen, a soil scientist at SPC: “There is a bigger role for Pacific women to play in the scientific world”

Atoll Nation of Tuvalu Adopts ‘Cubes’ to Step Up Nutritious Food Production

Atoll Nation of Tuvalu Adopts ‘Cubes’ to Step Up Nutritious Food Production By Catherine Wilson Tuvalu’s farmers have watched their crops destroyed by extreme tropical weather. They are now using Funafala 'food cubes' to have greater control over their…

PW Podcast E03-E07- From Field to Fork

The importance of securing and ensuring sustainable use of the regions agricultural commodities, fisheries resources and forests was the underlying focus at the Seventh Regional Meeting of the Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services (PHOAFS)…

Green News: SPC runs the Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT), a lab facility that maintains, tests and distributes crop varieties that are key for food and nutrition security

Did you know that SPC runs the Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT), a lab facility that maintains, tests and distributes crop varieties that are key for food and nutrition security? Since COVID-19, the need for Pacific countries to be more self-…

PW Podcast S03-E03: Inside the Salad Bowl

Sigatoka Valley is known as the 'Salad Bowl' of Fiji proving a majority of the islands fresh fruits and vegetables. But this highly fertile region also attracts hungry pests eager to take a bite out of the bowl.  The Pacific Community through its Land…

Protecting the diversity of coconuts in the Pacific islands

Researchers in the Pacific recently travelled to a remote island in Fiji to collect endangered coconut specimens as part of an ACIAR-supported project ­­­to conserve the plant’s genetic diversity. Coconut palms, commonly referred to as the ‘Tree of Life…
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