Pasifika NiuNet: a new collaborative platform for an integrated approach to coconut research and development in the Pacific
First face-to-face Coconut Board Governance meeting, with participants from Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia, Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand - SPC
SPC signs EU grant agreements with Pacific micro, small & medium enterprises to boost regional trade capacity
Exploring Bula Coffee, a EU SAFE Pacific MSME Grantee, during a tour at their headquarters in Sigatoka
Plans unveiled for agri-value chain finance scheme to fortify Papua New Guinea's coconut sector
Pamela Moses of Niu Organics splitting open a coconut
Keeping Papua New Guinea's borders safe from the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle invasion: Protecting the 'Tree of Life'
As the plant protection officer for the New Guinea Island region in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Thecla Gauf and her colleagues work hard to keep their region safe from invasive pests like the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB), which is wreaking havoc in…
Pacific Coconet platform to lift coconut research and development in the region
A coconut plantation on Malo Island, Vanuatu
Recycled rice bags protecting our ocean and providing employment for women and youth in Vanuatu
Stat of the week: Top 5 Producers of Coconuts in the Pacific
Papua New Guinea is the biggest producer of coconuts in the Pacific, around 1,780,312 tonnes. Known regionally as the ‘tree of life’, every part is used, from its tallest frond down to its rooted trunk – from the sweet, delectable juice and fresh meat…
Pacific’s “Tree of Life” forum agrees on next steps for regional platform
A forum held on the 3rd and 4th of April at the Pacific Community (SPC) offices in Fiji has resulted in agreement on future steps to formalise a regionwide platform that supports the development and trade of Pacific’s “Tree of Life” – the coconut.
Stat of the week: In the Federated States of Micronesia, 25% of the land area was used for the cultivation of coconuts in 2020
Did you know that in the Federated States of Micronesia, 25% of the land area was used for the cultivation of coconuts in 2020?
Stat of the week: $2,230 is the average price per metric tonne for coconut oil
Did you know? In the Pacific, coconut is king. It helps drive many Pacific economies that rely on it and its oil. In March 2022, the average price per metric tonne for coconut oil peaked at US$2,230. In April 2022, the price dropped slightly to US$2,095…