News & Press Releases

Strengthening knowledge management capacity in Vanuatu’s agriculture sector

3 March 2016

Port Vila, Vanuatu – Vanuatu’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity, in collaboration with the Pacific Community (SPC), is organising a knowledge management workshop for senior ministry staff, based on an approach developed for Vanuatu as the principal lead in the area of agricultural and forestry policy development.  

Agriculture Policy Banks Launched in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands

10 September 2015

On 10 September 2015 Vanuatu launched its agriculture policy bank, the first of its kind in the Pacific region. The bank, developed in partnership with the European Union’s Pacific Agricultural Policy Project (PAPP) which is implemented by the Pacific Community, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry and Biosecurity (MALFFB), is an electronic repository containing information on Vanuatu’s key agriculture sector policies, including its recently released Agriculture Sector Policy 2015–2030.

Region’s first agriculture and forestry Knowledge Management workshop to improve access to policies

9 September 2015

(Vanuatu and Pacific region) – A Pacific region knowledge management workshop is taking place this week in Vanuatu to develop new ideas on how to give farmers better access to agriculture policies, research and information.

Hosting this event is important for Vanuatu given 54 per cent of its total household income is from agriculture and forestry activities, with this reflected in its progressive national Information Communication Technology (ICT) policy that has a focus on agricultural growth.

The ‘Strengthening Regional Knowledge Management Capacities’ workshop is a collaborative effort between the European Union’s Pacific Agriculture Policy Project (PAPP), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Vanuatu’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry and Biosecurity.

Chefs and farmers join forces to promote local foods in top restaurants

1 July 2015

Issued by the: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), the University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

Nadi, Fiji – Forty chefs and farmers from countries across the Pacific met at the Pacific Community Agritourism Week in Fiji, with many discussing business transactions on-site to supply local produce to restaurants and resorts.