Organic certification and equipment handover boosts agricultural sector in Palau

Palau Organic Stakeholders (Palau Organic Growers Association, Australia Embassy to Palau, Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community) at the Equipment Handover and Organic Certification Ceremony in Koror, Palau

Launch of Organic Learning Farm Centre boost agroecological approaches in Nauru's agriculture sector

  Max Dowedia, farmer at the Nauru Organic Learning Farm Centre

Revolutionising agriculture in Solomon Islands: Zai Na Tina and Gwa’ufaniu Organic Farm Learning Centres launched

SPC's LRD and participant partners at the launch in Kastom Garden In a significant milestone for the development of sustainable agriculture in Solomon Islands, two organic farms were launched as organic learning farm centres yesterday at the Kastom…

The Pacific Community and DAFF extend vital support in emergency response to avian disease detected in Solomon Islands

Dr Sripad collecting a blood sample from a chicken in an area where the avian disease was detected in Solomon Islands The Pacific Community (SPC) and the Australia Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry (DAFF) are joining forces to provide…

Germinating a sustainable future: POETCom organic farm network ploughs the way in Tonga

Seed champions in Vanuatu aim for agricultural future

Participants visiting a seed multiplication plot of a locally collected eggplant variety as part of the Vanuatu seed systems training

Protected cropping system boosts Fiji farmer’s productivity

For more than a decade, Emosi Ravato and his fellow farmers along the fertile Sigatoka valley have toiled the land to meet the burgeoning demand for vegetable crops in Fiji. “I come from a family of sugarcane farmers,” he says. “But I made the switch to…

Containing the Spread of African Swine Fever, Meet Elenoa Salele, Animal Health and Production (AH&P) Technician, LRD

The African Swine Fever (ASF) is crippling Papua New Guinea’s multi-million dollar pork industry after it was discovered in the Southern Highland Province of Mendi Munihu on 26 March this year. The virus was suspected when 336 pigs died in February.

New Tilapia farming technics help meet growing demand for coastal and freshwater fish

What started off as a daring venture many years ago to try and earn a decent income for her family has turned into an inspiration for Tilapia farmers across the Fiji Islands. Mrs Katarina Baleisuva, who operates Kaybee’s farm on the outskirts of the…

Solomon Islands and Pacific Community look to tackle challenges in agriculture, NCDs and food security through new agreement

The Solomon Islands and the Pacific Community have signed a new cooperation agreement establishing a Country Programme framework for national development activities over the next 3 years.  The Country Program will focus on key priorities within the…
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