The Pacific Community rolls out upgraded Pacific Pest List Database

As threats from plant pests and diseases in the Pacific increase due to growing populations and increased trade and movement of people and goods, the Pacific Community (SPC) introduced this week a newly upgraded Pacific Islands Pest List Database (PLD…

SPC strengthens animal disease preparedness and surveillance capacity in Samoa

Livestock officers in Samoa are boosting their surveillance and data processing skills through a new SPC initiative that partners with the Samoa Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) and the New Zealand Ministry of Primary…

First of its kind seminar tackles plant pests and diseases through sea container hygiene

Photo: SPC's SAFE Pacific team, Ministry of Agriculture representatives, biosecurity officers and participants at the Sea Container Hygiene System Workshop. Credit: SPC  

SPC helps strengthen biosecurity to protect Samoa from emerging pests and diseases

Photo: SPC's Riten Gosai guiding Samoa Ministry of Agriculture participants on fruit fly trap installation in a host tree. Credit: SPC Biosecurity risk mitigation, pest/import risk assessment, emerging threats, and plant health surveillance, including…

SPC helps boost animal disease preparedness and surveillance in the Solomon Islands

The Pacific Community (SPC) is working with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) to strengthen and build the capacity of Livestock Officers to better manage and address emerging animal disease threats.

Solomon Islands takes on invasive pests through biosecurity surveillance and training

Biosecurity surveillances and trainings were recently held in the Solomon Islands aimed at protecting the country against the emergence of invasive pests and diseases. Carried out by a Pacific Community (SPC) biosecurity team, the training and…

Resistant pest strains and increasing plant diseases probed at critical biosecurity meet

Photo: Vanuatu Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) biosecurity inspection In their first face-to-face meeting in three years, biosecurity and plant quarantine experts from across the Pacific came together in Nadi, Fiji, this week to find solutions for…

Biosecurity is key to keeping humanitarian aid SAFE

Photo: Biosecurity officers inspecting a container  

Kiribati steps up coconut pest control efforts through virtual training

Kiribati biosecurity officials took vital precautionary steps to prevent the invasion of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Guam biotype (CRB-G) in the country through a virtual training on the fast-spreading pest on December 14.
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