• 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 6, 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 4, 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 3, 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.

  • How prepared is Vanuatu for climate change impacts?

    March 29, 2017

    By: KIZZY KALSAKAU/Nightly News with Kizzy Kalsakau on Buzz96FM Vanuatu has joined other 192 countries in the world to find solutions to slowdown the impact of climate change through different conventions and treaties that were signed in decades ago and recently, for the develop countries to adopt the requirements of the treaties and look at […]

  • Enhancing climate change reporting

    March 29, 2017

    By: ANITA ROBERTS/Vanuatu Daily Post Improving climate change reporting and collaboration between science and the media was the main focus of a workshop held yesterday in Port Vila. Twenty journalists from various media organizations including students from the Media School at the Vanuatu Institute of Technology are attending this professional climate change training in Vanuatu. […]