Pacific governments and partners convene to strengthen disaster risk reduction in agriculture

Representatives from Government, the private sector, as well as development partners, from Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu met last week for an urgent review of risk reduction strategies in the face of increasing disaster impacts on agricultural value…

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…

SPC launches regional awareness campaign to address Foot and Mouth Disease threat

The Pacific Community (SPC) is urging farming communities and travellers to help keep the region free of the animal health threat Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). The FMD campaign comes as a recent outbreak in Indonesia raised concerns about how quickly the…

Pacific Ecological Security Conference 2022

The inaugural Pacific Ecological Security Conference on regional biosecurity will bring together national leaders from across the region, development partners, regional organisations, agricultural/food security and natural resource managers, and the…

Pacific Ecological Security Conference 2022

The inaugural Pacific Ecological Security Conference on regional biosecurity will bring together national leaders from across the region, development partners, regional organisations, agricultural/food security and natural resource managers, and the…

Help keep the Pacific SAFE through participating in our online market certification survey

“The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Land Resources Division (LRD) would be grateful for your participation in the survey below. Your responses contribute to the effectiveness of the Safe Agricultural Trade Facilitation through Economic integration (SAFE…

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  

New Zealand and SPC sign agreement to strengthen animal health in the region

As the Pacific region grapples with the potential spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) and other transboundary animal diseases, the Pacific Community (SPC) has signed a partnership agreement with Biosecurity New Zealand to strengthen animal health…
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