Region

Vanuatu

  • The makings of a climate change resistance in the Pacific

    June 10, 2019

    By Aude Emilie-Dorion and Roline Likas Vanuatu, an archipelago of 80 volcanic islands in the Southwest Pacific, is ground zero in the global fight against climate change. In just the past few decades, many coastal communities here have moved several hundred meters from the shore, destabilizing livelihoods, especially among fishermen and their families. But the […]

  • In Vanuatu, women draw strength from rhythm of the ocean

    June 10, 2019

    By Aude Emilie-Dorion In a remote part of the Pacific, water music is helping women deepen their ties to the ocean and strengthen their social and economic standing. DOLAP, Vanuatu – It’s here, in this village on the west coast of Gaua, a small island in the north of Vanuatu, that water music originated. Water […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Vanuatu develops drought-resistant crops in response to climate change

    March 30, 2017

    By: CHERELLE LAGIPOVA JACKSON/The Huffington Post Sweet potato is a stable food for over 70 percent of the Vanuatu population, most from rural areas – where they depend on traditional agriculture to provide for their dietary needs and income. According to the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, root crops such as yam, taro, manioc, sweet […]

  • 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.