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…

Opening of new molecular lab boosts Pacific’s crop research capabilities

The SPC’s Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) programme and partners Manaaki Whenua LandCare Research (New Zealand) opened a new plant molecular laboratory today that is the first of its kind in the Pacific. 

Soil is more than dirt for Atoll farmers

To help improve farming practices and to strengthen resilience in the face of the current changing weather patterns, the Pacific Community’s Land Resources Division (LRD) has invested in conducting soil and crop management trainings for farmers across…

A glimpse into the Pacific food systems

  Discover the specificities of food systems in the Pacific region, why they are particularly fragile, and the role of the island communities in protecting them. Video produced by Alexandre Brecher, Corporate Communications Office

Pacific Food Systems

The future of food and food systems in the Pacific will play a key role in supporting the region, the planet’s recovery and revival from COVID-19, and the long-term health, resilience and prosperity of the Pacific people. The first United Nations Food…

Hot Off the Press: Food Systems in the Pacific

A bumper issue of the Pacific Community recently released publications list includes several publications related to food systems and diet in the Pacific.

A Blue Pacific voice for the United Nations Food Systems Summit

The Blue Pacific has spent the better part of the last year gearing up for The UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) held on September 23 in New York. SPC has been supporting member countries as they prepare for the Summit, and engaging with UN agencies, civil…

Rethinking sustainability

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a year, such as clean water, fertile soil, fish and forests, exceeds what the earth can naturally regenerate in that same year. This deficit is compounded…

Climate change and food systems top Pacific agriculture and forestry leaders’ agenda in the lead-up to UN food summit

As with many regions in the world, the Pacific has experienced a challenging 18 months since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in early 2020.  With Pacific countries and territories such as Fiji and French Polynesia currently experiencing serious outbreaks…

Let’s up lift efforts to restore our Pacific lands as we mark Desertification and Drought Day

Degraded land in Labasa, Fiji As the UN and communities worldwide mark Desertification and Drought Day, the Pacific Community’s Land Resources Division (LRD) is strengthening its support for the sustainable restoration and management of Pacific countries…
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