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 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.

SPC addresses Pacific pests, diseases and health risks through new virtual training

  The Pacific Community (SPC) this week took another stride toward combating the emergence of pests, diseases, and health risks such as African Swine Fever (ASF) through the organisation of a regional training focused on strengthening and improving…

Pacific Organic Farmers move to develop national organic policies

Vegetable farmers working in Tagabe Agricultural Farm in Vanuatu. In a call for support of organics in the region, Pacific organic farmers and farmer organisations agreed on strengthening organic practices through the Regional Organic Policy Development…

Pacific lends new voice to worldwide organic farming movement

A farm in Tahiti with membership in Bio Fetia, POETCom’s focal point in French Polynesia. The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Land Resources Division (LRD) Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) initiative today announced a new platform that…

New poultry units to boost Samoa livestock industry

Five new poultry farming units have been opened in Samoa as part of the island nation’s ongoing efforts to reduce reliance on imported meat. The units were constructed as part of the Pacific Regional Integrated Food and Security Initiative to COVID-19 (…

Cook Island farmers take steps toward food security with livestock trainings

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the livestock industry globally, disrupting animal production and welfare, access to markets and resources. In the Pacific, livestock has cultural significance for many communities as the main feature of…

Palau looks to boost food security through improved accessibility to fresh poultry meat

Poultry and vegetable farming equipment was provided to farmers in Ngeremlengui State of Palau, earlier this month, under stage one of the Micronesia COVID-19 Response (MICCO19) project.

Fiji food safety prioritised in new online training

Increasing food safety initiatives in Fiji has been prioritized under a new online course offered by the Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the Fiji Ministry of Agriculture (MoA). The Paravet Meat Inspection Hygiene and Food Safety training…
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