Region

Melanesia

  • New Coconut Planting Method

    September 28, 2017

    By: Heather Maraki, Television Blong Vanuatu. The Vanuatu Government is currently working on a National Coconut Strategy to revive the coconut industry of Vanuatu, due to the effects of climate change and cyclones growing increasingly stronger.

  • Impact of climate adaptation methods used for Nguna and Pele

    August 15, 2017

    BY: Evelyne Toa, The Daily Post Pele and Nguna islands are off-shore islands of Efate, Shefa Province, with the distance between their closest points about 100 metres. Pele with a population of 400 has a land area of 4.3 square kilometres, highest point of 198 metres and with four villages. Nguna is a bigger island […]

  • Living on the Edge of Climate Change

    August 10, 2017

    By: Ofani Eremae, Solomon Star The sinking island of Fanalei STANDING outside his home at Fouele settlement, Fredrick Maeaba gazes across the calm waters of Port Adam passage in the southern region of Malaita. His eyes were fixed on Fanalei Island, located some four kilometres across the waters. He was once a resident on that […]

  • Urban Flooding, a New Threat to the Capital of Solomon Islands

    August 07, 2017

    BY: BEN BILUA, The Island Sun LEADERS of Solomon Islands, a tiny country in the pacific now realise the importance of preparedness to comprehend the impact of climate change and the changing weather pattern. In recent years, climate change has brought in new challenges for the local government and other stakeholders to mitigate. Preparedness was […]

  • The Island Way of Addressing Climate Change

    July 26, 2017

    By: Quintina Naime, LoopPNG The people of Mbuke Island in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea are making progress through adaption and mitigation efforts to address climate change. The Mbuke islanders have silently suffered the long term effects of climate change, caused by global warming, for over five decades now. With a population of 420, the […]

  • Farms under water

    July 01, 2017

    BY: Felix Chaudhary, The Fiji Times THERE is nothing Rama can do but watch as saltwater slowly creeps up his six and a half-acre sugarcane farm in Varavu, coastal Ba. The 68-year-old said the last time he harvested cane of any real value was three years ago. Every time the tide pulls in, Rama says, […]

  • Best prawn harvest last year for Tagabe aquaculture centre

    April 06, 2017

    By: JONAS CULLWICK/Vanuatu Daily Post The Department of Fisheries’ aquaculture centre at Tagabe in Port Vila made one of its best harvests of fresh water prawns last year and earned nearly Vt200,000 from the four months stock. Aquaculture Officer, Andrew William, said their first harvest at the trial centre was in 2011, but last year […]

  • Culturing of tilapia and fresh water prawns to address impact of climate change

    April 04, 2017

    By: JONAS CULLWICK/Vanuatu Daily Post The Department of Fisheries through its culture of tilapia and fresh water prawns is reaching out to more farmers in the country to make use of the program for both food security and income generating purposes. Andrew William, Aquaculture Officer of the department of Fisheries says the main reason for […]

  • Vetiver grass, a solution to erosion

    April 03, 2017

    By: ANITA ROBERTS/Vanuatu Daily Post Vetiver, a deeply rooted grass with tall stems and long thin leaves is considered very effective in controlling coastal erosion in Vanuatu. The Department of Agriculture (DoA), through the Vanuatu Coastal Adaptation Project (VCAP), is introducing vetiver grass to communities to prevent soil erosion from upper land polluting polluting marine […]

  • Rebuilding a strong and resilient Vanuatu

    March 29, 2017

    Rebuilding lives was a challenge for the cyclone-prone country where people rely on their coast and land for livelihoods. Crops and fish stock may takes years to recover.