The Pacific Community member countries train in global animal health system for better Pacific disease surveillance

Animal health experts from the Asia Pacific region at the World Animal Health Information System training 15 Pacific member country representatives are in Chiba, Japan this week to receive training on the World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS…

The Pacific Community urges vigilance on coconut pest as Vanuatu recovers from destructive cyclones

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle coordinator Joe Pakoawia  holds bark containing CRB larvae in Vanuatu, in front of dead coconut palms infected by the pest - Credit: SPC Port Vila (Vanuatu) –  Consistent monitoring and surveillance of the…

Animal health experts train to improve livestock health and production in the Pacific

Dr. Sripad Sosale from the Pacific Community taking a blood sample during animal disease surveillance training in Samoa Nadi, Fiji – Over 42 health experts from 17 countries gathered in Nadi, Fiji, this week to train on improving animal and…

New Pacific pesticide registration scheme announced at Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry

A newly proposed Pacific Regional Pesticide Registration Scheme is expected to pave the way for monitoring of pesticide use in the region following discussions at the Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry (PWAF) in Nadi, Fiji last week.

Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry: Call for Pacific cooperation to manage biosecurity risks and ensure a ‘Safe and Green’ Pacific Games

Pacific Community (SPC), the Pacific Plant Protection Organisation (PPPO) and Biosecurity Solomon Islands (BSI), have urged Pacific countries to ensure biosecurity travel precautions for the Pacific Games are being met to prevent pest and disease entry…

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…

Pacific Agriculture and Forestry Heads seek sector transformation at first in-person meeting in four years

Nadi, Fiji – In their first meeting since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Heads of Agriculture and Forestry for Pacific Countries tackled an ambitious agenda set on transforming the sectors to create thriving and resilient communities for…

Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry: The Pacific kava sector anticipates export growth and eyes major global markets.

Nadi, Fiji – Pacific kava is in high demand, after the opening of Australian markets to commercial imports, raising hopes for increased interest across other global markets in Asia, North America, and the European Union.

Leaders to convene for first time in four years to chart future for Pacific agriculture and forestry

SPC's 2022 Highlights: African Swine Fever - Keeping The Door Closed

A concerted effort was made to raise awareness and prevent African Swine Fever from further spreading into the Pacific.
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